Wonder if any of this money will — somehow or other — find its way to the jihadists, as part of the “financial jihad” (jihad al-mal)? “UAE to give $1bn to Pakistan,” from the Daily Times, November 28 :
ISLAMABAD: The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has agreed to provide $1 billion to Pakistan to help improve the country”s balance of payment situation, Investment Board Chairman Saleem H Mandiwala said on Thursday. He said that President Asif Ali Zardari’s visit to the UAE was successful. He said that various UAE businessmen have shown great interest in exploring investment opportunities in Pakistan.