For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
March 24, 2004
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
SUBJECT: Determination to Waive Military Coup-Related Provision of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2004, with Respect to Pakistan
Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, including Public Law 107-57, as amended by section 2213 of Public Law 108-106, I hereby determine that, with respect to Pakistan, a waiver of any provision of the Foreign Operations, Export Financing, and Related Programs Appropriations Act, 2004 (section 508 of Public Law 108-199, Division D), that prohibits direct assistance to the government of any country whose duly elected head of government was deposed by decree or military coup:
$ would facilitate the transition to democratic rule in Pakistan; and
$ is important to United States efforts to respond to, deter, or prevent acts of international terrorism.
Accordingly, I hereby waive, with respect to Pakistan, any such provision.
You are authorized and directed to transmit this determination to the Congress and to arrange for its publication in the Federal Register.
GEORGE W. BUSH
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