Home Indian Muslim Britain to ‘consider position’ on aid to Pakistan

Britain to ‘consider position’ on aid to Pakistan

London, Nov 5 (DPA) The British government was expected Monday to review future aid to Pakistan following the declaration of a state of emergency by President Pervez Musharraf.

The Foreign Office in London said it was considering its position on grants for development and other projects.

The Department for International Development has currently committed to providing 236 million pounds ($486 million) in aid to Pakistan over a three-year period.

Under an agreement signed by former prime minister Tony Blair in Nov 2006, this is scheduled to double to 480 million pounds between 2008 and 2011.

Foreign Secretary David Miliband said at the weekend that he was gravely concerned about the development that would steer Pakistan away from democratic reform.