Thursday, April 23, 2009

Terrorism is Lucrative!

Pakistan will never kill the goose that lays golden eggs.
Between 1952 and 2008, Islamabad received over $73bn as foreign aid, according to Pakistan’s Economic Survey. But in the period since the Mumbai strikes, the amount of aid pledged or delivered to Pakistan has totalled a staggering $23.3bn. This figure excludes China’s unpublicised contributions but includes the IMF’s $7.6bn bailout package, released after the Mumbai attacks.
(hat-tip banerjee)

1 comment:

rishigajria said...

http://yglesias.thinkprogress.org/archives/2009/04/indias-role-in-af-pak.php#comments

Wanted to Thank You for your comments and setting the record straight at Matt Yglesias' blog.