Pakistan misused funds given by US: Former envoy

Pakistan misused funds given by US: Former envoy

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Former US ambassador to Pakistan Cameron Munter alleged on Sunday that Pakistan has not utilised the funds given by the United States in an adequate manner.

According to the former envoy, the US granted funds to Pakistan during the tenure of former president General (retd) Pervez Musharraf for curbing terrorism. The US also gave funds for the promotion of education in Sindh and Balochistan. However, according to the ambassador, these funds were misused.

“The government of Pakistan has been focusing on the development sector, but now there is a need to work on good governance. Pakistan should utilise the funds given by the US in a fair manner,” the former ambassador remarked.

Munter said that the US wanted to maintain strong relations with Pakistan due to which it has been cooperating with Islamabad and has been investing in the education sector.

According to the former ambassador, Karachi and Mumbai are financial hubs for the United States because of which it is essential for Washington to maintain good ties with India and Pakistan.

He further said that the US was aware that the issues could not be resolved through wars and has been working with different countries across the globe in various capacities. He said that the US has also been holding negotiations with India, Russia and China.__Tribune.com

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