Japan eases Pakistan debt burden

PAKISTAN - Pakistan is to get over half a billion dollars in debt rescheduled by Japan, in recognition of its move to back the global "fight against terrorism". Tokyo is also offering $40m in emergency aid, and has agreed to review, if not actually rescind, the sanctions it imposed after Islamabad's tit-for-tat nuclear tests with India in 1998. Even with the sanctions in place, Japan is Pakistan's biggest source of foreign aid. "We can understand that sanctions have made Pakistan's balance of

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