Pakistan's New (Again) PR Man

Regime change in Pakistan means a new public relations effort in Washington.

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Regime change in Pakistan means a new public relations effort in Washington. The country is turning to lobbyist and Democratic strategist Mark Siegel, who held the lobbyist job the last two times the Pakistan Peoples Party was in power. Instead of focusing on military aid, Siegel is pushing to get his client a social and economic aid package of $1.5 billion for the next 10 years. It's a proposal members of Congress are warming up to. Democratic Sen. Joseph Biden of Delaware plans to introduce it shortly. "It seems like a lot," Siegel says. "But we spent $10 billion on military aid to Pakistan since 9/11, and it's pretty hard to account for the money and any success that money has brought us."