WASHINGTON - Ignoring Pakistans demands that United States not attach conditions to a non-military aid package, a State Department spokesman said Tuesday that the assistance would have to be with benchmarks. I think you would expect when the US taxpayer is providing money - assistance to a country, that we want to make sure that were not only getting our moneys worth but that certain things that we care about, we want to see that they be dealt with, Spokesman Robert Wood told reporters at the regular news briefing. So we have said, we will provide and would like to provide USD 1.5 billion over a five-year period to Pakistan, but, clearly, we want there - we are going to establish benchmarks. We want to see certain standards and goals met, Wood said. Thats something you would expect that we would - we would be willing do, Wood said in response to a question. The Chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, John Kerry, is poised to introduce a bill to massively increase non-military assistance for cash-strapped Pakistan, a key ally on the US war on terror. Another Democrat, Congressman Howard Berman, has introduced a separate draft bill that aims to triple economic assistance to $1.5b per year until 2013 and shore up democratic rule with conditions attached. Meanwhile, the Obama administration Tuesday expressed disappointment over an accord signed by President Asif Ali Zardari that allows enforcement of Sharia law in Malakand, which includes Swat region, terming it against human rights and democracy. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said that the the administration believed that 'solutions involving security in Pakistan dont include less democracy and less human rights. The signing of that denoting strict Islamic law in the Swat Valley goes against both of those principles. We are disappointed the Parliament did not take into account legitimate concerns around civil and human rights.