| GEO Pakistan|
| McCain favours US aid to Pakistan|
| Updated at: 2258 PST, Tuesday, March 31, 2009|
WASHINGTON: US Senator and former US presidential hopeful John McCain has said on Tuesday that he is in favour of additional US aid to Pakistan to overpower the menace of terrorism and rising extremism that has cost a great deal to Pakistan.
However, he predicted the most part of the US aid will go in vain but did not belly out the causes, which may adversely affect the usage of US aid to Pakistan.
Talking to media, McCain said the most part of the US will fail to reach the destitute people and those who deserve it badly. “Drone strikes within Pakistan can be an option to win war on terror but it must not be the sole and only strategy in this context.”
Commending the Pakistani nation’s disliking of Taliban and extremist elements, he said the results of elections in Pakistan have always spoken that people do not like to vote extremists in that part of the world.
He ruled out the possibility of Pakistan army to take charge of country but voiced concern in regard to Inter Services Intelligence (ISI).