Kerry Lugar Bill would not harm Pak's sovereignty: John Kerry

     US Senator John Kerry, the main sponsor of the controversial Kerry Lugar Bill, has said Washington has no intention to harm Pakistan's sovereignty through the Bill. Addressing a press conference after meeting Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi here, Kerry said the Obama Administration wants to work for the better of the Pakistanis and stressed that the aid Bill is a clear sign of US' direct relations with the people of Pakistan. "Pakistan will be given 7.5 billion dollar aid under Kerry Lugar Bill. We want good relationship with the government of Pakistan," The News quoted Kerry, as saying. Meanwhile, US Vice President Joe Biden has said that the Congress has unanimously approved the Bill. Earlier, US Secretary of States Hillary Clinton, terming the aid package as a 'milestone' said the focus of the Bill would be to improve education, health and other basic amenities in the troubled nation.

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