US President Barack Obama signs trillion dollar budget

U.S. President Barack Obama has signed a spending bill of over one trillion dollars that also includes conditions on continuation of aid to Pakistan.

Amendments attached to the bill require a certification from the secretaries of State and Defence that Pakistan is cooperating with the US in counter-terrorism efforts against domestic and foreign terrorist organizations.

Congress has also withheld three million dollars from the assistance until Pakistan releases Dr. Shakil Afridi, the Pakistani Doctor who was detained after the killing of Osama Bin Laden, from prison and clears him of all charges.

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