PAKISTANs Ambassador to the United States Hussain Haqqani has rightly aired his concerns saying that President Barack Obamas bailout package for Pakistan to fight militancy in the region will not suffice. Firstly, the aid meant for Pakistan, the Ambassador points out, pales into insignificance when compared with the multi-billion dollar bailouts extended to US companies facing the credit crunch. There is no disputing his belief that this will not be enough to break the back of Al-Qaeda and Taliban that pose a threat to the worlds security. Though a total of $83.4 billion for Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan has been proposed through a bill to be presented to the Congress for approval; the share that Pakistan would get-($1.5 billion annual assistance for five years) is simply too meagre. What is worse, the current package comes with lots of strings attached amid perceptions that they will complicate the situation for Islamabad. President Obamas insistence that there will be no blank cheques for Pakistan has been followed by demands that Pakistan will not support any militant group involved in terrorist activities in India. The assumption that Pakistan must already be involved in such activities amounts to a tacit approval of the Indian criticism that tends to project it as a terrorist state. Secondly, the US has asked Islamabad to hand over the persons involved in nuclear proliferation which in the broader context is seen as a US manoeuvre aimed at undermining Pakistans nuclear capability. Rather than creating daunting complexities, Washington must sincerely concentrate on helping Pakistan. The revelation made by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi to the parliament that Pakistan has suffered loss worth $34 billion on account of its cooperation with the US in its war on terror, underscores not only the importance of substantially enhancing the aid package but also calls for an end to the scepticism and somewhat hostile posture the US has been persistently maintaining.