287. Memorandum From Robert W. Komer of the National Security Council Staff to the President’s Special Assistant for National Security Affairs (Bundy)0


Re President’s desire to freeze any AID announcements on Pakistan because of chilly Pak reception for Rusk, consortium due to announce tomorrow agreement on $400 million 1963-4 aid to Paks (200 ours).

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Bill Gaud says hard to see how we could stop announcement since other countries involved. I’ve noted Ayub was very nice to Rusk (Karachi Secto 30)1 and Paks, who want $550 million won’t be elated over announcement so I’ve ok’d Bill going ahead (I see no other choice).

  1. Source: Kennedy Library, National Security Files, Countries Series, Pakistan, General, 5/63-6/63. Secret.
  2. Document 286.