Britain to Provide Aid Package to Pakistan
Britain has agreed to deliver an aid package worth $83 million to Pakistan’s government. Gordon Brown, Britain’s prime minister, stated that the money was intended to help the middle-eastern state in its struggles against militants on the border with Afghanistan. This is the latest in a series of attempts by the international community to support the quest for stability in the region, most notable among those being President Obama’s order for 30,000 additional troops to be sent to Afghanistan.
Brown has recently asked for the help of Pakistan’s government in tracking down Osama bin Laden and his second-in-command, Ayman al-Zawahiri. Britain and the U.S. have made it clear that Pakistan must play an increased role in the detection and eradication of al-Qaeda and Taliban forces in the area.
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