Aid for Pakistan
BBC, April 16, 2009
The United States and Japan have each pledged $1bn (£671m) to Pakistan so far at an international donors conference.
The meeting, in Tokyo, is to help Pakistan stabilise its economy amid fears that financial woes could lead to increased support for militant groups.
About 40 countries and organisations are represented at the meeting.
The Japanese Prime Minister, Taro Aso, has said that ensuring stability in Pakistan is key in the fight against terrorism in the southwest Asia region.
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