Selig Harrison, for many decades a specialist on Pakistan, a few years calculated American aid, including that hidden in the Pentagon budget, given to Pakistan since 9/11/2001. He included both military and economic aid, including debt relief, According to his calculations, by 2008 Pakistan had received $30 billion dollars. Let's assume he overstated. Let's keep the figure at $30 billion for the ten years from 2001 to 2011.
But to that $30 billion we should also add the amounts transferred to Pakistan from the American government from the forty-five year period, from 1956 to 2001. For it was in 1956 that American aid, in a small way at first, began going to Pakistan, initially through American contributions of money and arms to the Muslim member states of that ill-fated and worthless mlitary alliance, CENTO, which had Great Britain and the United States as the financial backers and arms suppliers, and a plausible group of Muslim states to the south of the Soviet Union -- Turkey, Iran, Iraq, Pakistan -- receiving aid on the theory that Muslims were "a bulwark against Communism." CENTO broke apart after Colonel Qassem's coup, overturning the Prince Regent and strongman Nuri al-Said in Baghdad, led to Iraqi withdrawal, and a rethinking, by the Americans, of the real value -- none -- of Cento), Pakistan has been on the receiving end of American aid, and especially American planes.
And all during this half-century, erry-thomas-moustachioed., fly-whisking, sandhurst-rectitudinous Pakistani generals performed their little act for visiting Americans, assured them, all through the Cold War, that whereas Krishna Menon and Jawarlal Nehru were Fabians and had subscriptions to Victor Gollancz's New Left Book Club, they, those Pakistanis, and their people, could be counted on to be true-blue friends of America because, you see, Islam was "a bulwark against Communism." And for that they received, over those 50 years, with time out when Congress got fed up with examples of Paksitani aggression and misuse of American weaponry (against the rebels in East Pakistan, fighting for an independent Bangladesh, and against the forces of Hindu India, in Kashmir), and would temporarily halt the aid.
I don't know the exact amount that has been lavished by the American government upon Pakistan, but let's call it fifty billion dollars, and ask for that back, since Pakistan has repaid us not with what we were promised expressly or impliedly, but rather with a half-century of aggression and violence, a half-century of greed, deception, and treachery, including the acquisition of nuclear weapons through the use of funds freed up because of American aid, and then the dissemination of nuclear knowhow -- in what amounts are still not known, since the thief of nuclear secrets, the metallurgist A. Q. Khan, is apparently to be protected forever from Amrerican questioning --to Iran, to North Korea, and possibly elsewhere.
Yes, under these circumstances the repayment by the government of Pakistan of fifty billion dollars to the United States would start to make up for more than a half-century of greed, deception, and treachery.
Pay up, please.