Foreign Affairs Committee seeks to condition security aid to Pakistan

The bill would also condition security aid on a finding that Pakistan is facilitating entry and exit visas for U.S. visitors engaged in anti-terrorism efforts. Committee staff said $1.5 billion in civilian assistance would be withheld by the bill, and $350 million in security assistance in the form of foreign military financing.

The bill also addresses other countries that Republicans fear might be influenced by terrorist organizations. Certifications that Egypt, Lebanon, Yemen and the Palestinian Authority would be required for any security assistance that could be granted to these countries.