Pakistan Used Anti-Terrorism Cash to Sacrifice Goats


The US has given Pakistan somewhere in the neighborhood of $20 billion since September 11. Just a few months ago, Obama Inc. released $1.6 billion to Pakistan. A lot of that money consists of counter-terrorism funding which gets spent exactly the way you expect it to.

One receipt for 70,000 rupees ($700) is itemised as a “Pair of wrist watches for marriage of nephew of minister for interior”.

The counter-terror fund was also used to buy three rugs as wedding gifts for the son of former prime minister Raja Pervez Ashraf early last year.

A set of 21-carat gold jewellery worth $3,000 was bought for one unnamed individual, while another was the recipient of a $1,500 set.

A handicrafts store in Islamabad was paid some $23,000 in December 2012 for carpets and crafts given to local officials and delegations from the EU, Iran and India.

Alms to the poor and donations of sweets, flowers, and cash to a local Sufi saint were also made from the fund in 2012, the documents show.

Among the more bizarre items paid for from the fund was the $800 cost of four sacrificial goats, plus butchery costs, listed as “stabbing charges”, for the festival of Eid-ul-Azha.

That’s probably the innocent form of stabbing charges in Pakistan.

Malik, who as minister was famed for his expensive ties and purple hair-dye, mounted a firm defence of his conduct on Twitter, denying he had used the fund and saying it was “never under the control of the minister”.

Asked why some receipts contained hand-written instructions saying they were the minister’s directives, Malik told AFP: “You know how Pakistan works.

Yes we do, which is why we shouldn’t be enabling it.

  • Veracious_one

    now you see some of the ways Pakistan spends our jizyah payments…

  • Aditya Vivek Barot

    “Invade the world, invite the world.”

    I keep running into, presumably, elite Pakistanis in SoCal. Their sons are druggies (they always have the best Charlie) and their daughters are whores (they’ll only sleep with the finest-sculpted surfer-boys or wealthy Secular Jews). In spite of this dissipation, they are rabidly anti-American and insist on their cultural superiority.

    In this respect, they’re no different from most Indians. As soon as we get to the second generation with a bit of money, they act out against their culture, act out against American culture, and make a nuisance of themselves.

    Gratitude breeds resentment. Instead of being grateful to the good people of this country for taking them in, and providing them with unheard-of security and prosperity, they do everything they can to make America a worse place. Whether its littering, nepotism, or acting as Democratic bagmen and muscle, they devote themselves to erasing America since the only way they can recover some self-esteem and pride is by assuring themselves that Americans (aka white Gentiles) are as bad as them, or at any rate, can be hurt by them.

    I maintain that chain immigration from Asia will deal the coup d’grace to America if this poisonous tap isn’t turned off. And, if we actually enforce our immigration laws, we’ll be able to rid ourselves of at least 80% of “American Citizens” since they all hold dual passports and/or property and interests abroad.

    But that would be rational. That would be something that a nation interested in self preservation would do. We can’t have that, can we?

    • welingkar

      So, Piligrim, where did your ancestors come from- the US of A?

      Interesting you use the number 786, so beloved of Islam. I am sure you are a Pakistani trying to pass off as a white boy in sunny California.

      • Pilgrim786

        I say, old boy, a bit too free with the ad hominems, aren’t we? A bit too thick to respond intelligently, are we? In-bred, are we?

        • welingkar

          I gauged your intelligence from the manner in which you commented earlier and replied accordingly. Hurt you, did n’t it?

  • objectivefactsmatter

    The hope is that we can do the same for Iran and continue living “peacefully” with another fr-enemy. That’s if Iran isn’t worse than Pakistan.

  • welingkar

    Pakistan, and Islamists in general, believe under Islamic rule, people of other faiths (kafirs) should pay tax (the same as a monthly protection fee paid to thugs in every urban centre, but only set as an Islamic shariat tradition) known as Jazia.

    The US of A has been paying “protection money” to Pakistan all these years, while donning the garb of a benefactor- however else you may choose to view it.

    The US thought it could throw money at a problem it could never hope to solve and so, is paying the price for choosing to look the other way when it should have acted against these lunatics.