Pakistan used to claim between USD 100 million and USD 140 million a month as reimbursements from the US. The unclaimed amount over the past six months is at least USD 600 million, provided activities in the war on terror are continuing at the same pace, The Express Tribune quoted its sources as saying.
Pakistan was reimburse for its expenses in the anti-terror campaign through the US Coalition Support Fund. Even before the raid against bin Laden, the US has started delaying or rejecting some claims for reimbursement to put more pressure on the Pakistani government to act against militants.
The US rejected 35 per cent to 40 per cent of the claimed amounts before the raid in Abbottabad, unnamed officials said. In the initial years of the war on terror, the US would disburse the entire amount.
Till December last year, the US had disbursed USD 8.6 billion to Pakistan, as against claims of USD 12 billion under the CSF, a government functionary said.
The last tranche of the CSF was released in December 2010, clearing claims for the period up to June 2010. The Pakistan government will now have to decide whether to show the rejected amount as outstanding or write it off.