The friends of democratic Pakistan meeting in Istanbul has been less than friendly. While all the right noises have been made, not a single rupee is on its way. There is also tardiness regarding the money promised in Tokyo. Some of it will come, principalShafqat Mahmood, "Of foreign aid and self-reliance," The News. 2009-08-28.
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