U.S. Assistance to Pakistan

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The people of Pakistan and the United States share a fundamental desire for stability, the hope for peace, and support for regional and global economic development.

To help achieve that vision, U.S. civilian assistance to Pakistan has delivered real results on the issues most important to all Pakistanis, including energy, stability, education, health, and economic growth. Since 2009, the U.S. government has committed over $5 billion in civilian assistance to Pakistan and over $1 billion in emergency humanitarian response.

During Pakistan’s 2019-2020 fiscal year, the United States was once again the top donor country to Pakistan of on-budget, grant-based assistance.  U.S. assistance to Pakistan is always in the form of grants, which does not add to Pakistan’s debt burden or balance of payments challenges.

This commitment reflects our belief that if Pakistan is secure and peaceful and prosperous, that’s not only good for Pakistan, it’s good for the region and it’s good for the world.  A stable, prosperous, and democratic Pakistan that plays a constructive role in the region will remain in the long-term U.S. national interest.