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Economic issues to dominate Kerry’s visit

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Press Trust of India
Thursday, 20 June 2013 10:57 Washington: Economic issues like intellectual property protection, local content restrictions and a continued cap on FDI are likely to be on top of his agenda when US Secretary of State John Kerry travels to India next week for the strategic dialogue between two countries.

“First and the foremost from our perspective will be economic piece of this (dialogue). There has been lot of concern on part of American business community about what they see as growing obstacles to trade and investment,” Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia, Robert Blake, told an audience here.

Both Kerry and President Barack Obama have been receiving letters from the US business community, advocacy groups, Senators and Congressmen on the trade policies of India, which they claim is harming American businesses.

“Intellectual property protection, local content restrictions, continued restrictions on FDI in different sectors. This is certainly going to be our focus,” Blake said, adding that one of the goals is to reinvigorate the bilateral investment treaty talks and conclude them as soon as possible.

Likewise, the US wants to reinvigorate the trade policy forum, and will also push for continued progress on the civil nuclear side, he added.

Responding to questions, Blake said the US is not looking at any deliverables during the strategic dialogue, except to making sure that they understand each other on these issues.

“India has its own concerns on comprehensive immigration reform. Obviously we need to hear from that. The purpose of the dialogue is to hear each other out in a very open and friendly manner and then figure out who is going to take charge of fixing these,” he said.

Pakistan Funds Terrorist Outfit Openly

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The Punjab Government of Pakistan has funded the LeT front,Jamaat-ud-Dawah, considered a front for the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba.Earlier I have posted the list of Journalists who were  paid by The Government.

Pak’s Punjab govt allocates millions to JuDPak’s Punjab govt allocates millions to JuD

It is open secret that the ISI and The Government of Pakistan has been funding terrorist Organisations.

Now this has become official.

It is also known that the Mumbai Terror attack was conceived,directed and controlled by the ISI.

Couple this with Headley confessions to the US

The picture is complete.

Noe Nawaz Sharief is freezing these funds for the future.

The result could be the hiding of the allocation by the Government departments and the ISI.

And Sharief will be sailing in uncharted waters.

 

Besides a grant-in-aid of over Rs 61 million for the JuD centre known as ‘Markaz-e-Taiba’, the provincial government has allocated Rs 350 million for setting up a “Knowledge Park” at the centre and other development initiatives.

Details of the allocations were presented in budget documents tabled in the Punjab Assembly yesterday by the PML-N government led by Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.

One document stated: “Grant-in-aid to chief administrator Muridkey Markaz (is) Rs 61.35 million.” The JuD’s centre is located at Muridkay on the outskirts of Lahore.

In his budget speech in the assembly, Finance Minister Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman announced that the provincial government “intends to establish a Knowledge Park in Muridkey”.

He said the government had allocated Rs 350 million for the park and several other initiatives in Punjab.

Shortly after the UN Security Council designated the JuD, a front for the LeT in the wake of the 2008 Mumbai attacks, the Punjab government took over the centre in Muridkey.

At that time too, Punjab was ruled by the PML-N. Since then, the government has allocated money in its annual budget for the administration of the centre in Muridkey.

In 2009-10, the government provided more than Rs 82 million for the administration of JuD facilities.

In fiscal 2010-11, Chief Minister Sharif, using his discretionary powers, allocated two separate grants for JuD facilities. The government granted Rs 79.77 million for six organisations at Markaz-e-Taiba and a special grant-in-aid of Rs 3 million for the JuD’s Al-Dawa School System in several districts of Punjab.

Officials have said in the past that the allocations were needed to continue “welfare services” provided by the JuD’s schools, dispensaries and hospitals across the province of 90 million.

Source:

http://www.firstpost.com/world/paks-punjab-govt-allocates-millions-for-let-front-882811.html