WASHINGTON - The US House Appropriations Committee has approved $400 million counterinsurgency assistance for Pakistan in the current financial year as well as another one billion dollars economic and security aid for the next fiscal year beginning October 1, 2009. The total assistance for Pakistan would be about $ 1.9 billion, Pakistans Ambassador to the US Hussain Haqqani said while welcoming the development. 'The US Congress is more receptive to Pakistans views as a result of President Asif Ali Zardaris visit and diplomatic efforts by the Embassy in Washington, he said. According to the break-up, the assistance is part of a $ 96.7 billion 2009 war funding bill for Iraq and Afghanistan and includes about $600m economic and $400m for enhancement of counter-insurgency capability in the new fiscal year beginning October 1, 2009. The $600 million will help address the economic crisis including agriculture and food security, assist the displaced population, strengthen national and provincial governance, expand the rule of law, and improve access to and quality of education. According to the committee, the $400 million security assistance is for the Pakistan Counterinsurgency Capability Fund to build the counter-insurgency capabilities of the Pakistani security forces.