Pakistan: Should a Friend in Need Be a Friend in Deed?

Few nations have received as much U.S. aid in recent years as has Pakistan—and few have used it so well. Since 1952, some $3.2 billion in cash grants, loans and food have gone into everything from villages and power grids to harbors and hospitals, not to mention another $1.5 billion to modernize the military. So efficiently have the Pakistanis employed their aid to reach a healthy 6% economic growth rate that economists have begun to refer to the "Pakistan example" as a measure of achievement for underdeveloped nations.

Nevertheless, further U.S. assistance to Pakistan...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!