EU Offers $321M Aid to Pakistan

Construction workers build drains in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan. The European Commission offers €225 million in grant to Pakistan over the next three years. Photo by: UNDP / CC BY-NC-ND

The European Commission is prepared to extend €225 million ($321.7 million) in grant to Pakistan over the next three years.

The aid package was announced on June 17, during the visit of European Commissioner for Development Andris Piebalgs to Pakistan, according to a press release. German Federal Minister for Economic Cooperation and Development Dirk Niebel joined Piebalgs in that visit.

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The funding will be used to support education, governance and agriculture programs in the Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

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