BY Maria Sultan
The Chief of Army Staff (COAS), General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, his corps commanders and the Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan have shown their grave concerns over the Kerry-Lugar bill.
President Zardari has also said Pakistanis, their children and their coming generations are indebted to the United States over this bill. The bill, which is derogatory for the Pakistan and which is aimed at controlling and curtailing the Pakistan military and the intelligence agencies. It seems that the whole government and its governance is hinging upon the Kerry-Lugar bill, as every minister and advisor is out to support the bill.
US spends 60 billion dollars every year on securing the Afghan border and just giving our 1.5 billion dollar to the Pakistan and that by imposing restrictions like that US would have access to question the Pakistani nationals and also it would be apprised of the appointment of the officers of the army and many other such points.
Pakistanis know that this bill and its ensuing aid is not going to reach them and no aid has ever helped Pakistan or any other country. Pakistanis know that elite would devour the aid and its fruit and the restrictions would ultimately be paid back by the common people of Pakistan.