Monday 16 January 2017

Pakistan needs to reassess priorities

Published 18/08/2010 | 05:00

I HOPE that I am not stoned to death by liberals for asking this, but could someone please explain to me why we are sending millions in aid to Pakistan?

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I, of course, like anyone else, sympathise with the plight of the ordinary people there who are suffering.

What I do not understand -- and it happens time and again -- is why a tiny country like Ireland, especially at a time of such recession, is sending financial aid at the drop of a hat to a country with one of the world's biggest armies?

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