More aid, little affection

The U.S. has substantially increased civilian aid to Pakistan in recent years, and will continue to give large sums under the $7.5 billion Kerry-Lugar bill. The aid money is intended to help convince Pakistanis that the United States cares about their well-being, and not just about helping Pakistan's military. While aid to Pakistan has increased the aid seems to have made little difference in Pakistani perceptions of the United States, which remain overwhelmingly negative. There is little awareness in Pakistan of U.S. assistance levels.

Charts show the U.S. has substantially increased civilian aid to Pakistan in recent years, and will continue to give large sums under the  $7.5 billion Kerry-Lugar bill.

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