By: Fatima Rizvi
The media is discussing USAID refusal to divulge details of its operations to a Parliamentary Committee including the NGO’s supported by it not to discuss anything or appear before the Committee. The Foreign Office is reported to have said that it would take up the matter with the US Embassy. The perception is growing that under the façade of a ‘strategic relationship’ what the US really wants is unhindered and unchecked access into Pakistan at all levels and all spheres and this is what the US is paying Pakistan for. It would be tragic if this were true or if even such a perception was to exist and gain ground.