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Myth that Pakistan gets billions in US aid-fin min

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WASHINGTON, April 18 (Reuters) - Pakistan's finance minister on Monday dismissed as "a myth" in the United States that his country is a major recipient of tens of billions of dollars in U.S. aid.

Finance Minister Hafiz Shaikh told an audience in Washington that the United States had not delivered what it promised under the Kerry-Lugar-Berman Law aid package, which is meant to provide $7.5 billion in civilian aid over five years. The law authorized $1.5 billion a year.

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