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Kerry, Lugar aim to triple nonmilitary aid to Pakistan

Bill seeks $1.5b annually for next five years

Senators John F. Kerry and Richard Lugar discussed the measure yesterday at a joint news conference on Capitol Hill. The money would fund roads, schools, and clinics in Pakistan. Senators John F. Kerry and Richard Lugar discussed the measure yesterday at a joint news conference on Capitol Hill. The money would fund roads, schools, and clinics in Pakistan. (Manuel Balce Ceneta/ Associated Press)
By Farah Stockman
Globe Staff / May 5, 2009

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WASHINGTON - Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman John F. Kerry and ranking Republican Richard Lugar introduced a bill yesterday that would triple nonmilitary assistance to Pakistan to $1.5 billion annually for the next five years in a bid to help stabilize the democratically-elected government of President Asif Ali Zardari, who is besieged with a festering insurgency and a domestic financial ... (Full article: 540 words)

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