WASHINGTON (APP) - A high-level US panel reviewing Afghanistan and Pakistan strategy will recommend 'intense engagement' with Pakistan, including a massive, long-term increase in economic aid and several helicopters to fight militants along the Afghan border. The Washington Times Friday reported citing a participant in the 60-day review of US policy that President Barack Obama would announce the policy before he leaves for Europe at the end of the month for a NATO summit. "You will see intense engagement of Pakistan to keep civilian rule intact, to keep the economy from tanking and to increase assistance for counterinsurgency, especially helicopters," the review participant said on the condition he not be named to avoid pre-empting the president. The review participant said the Obama administration supports a bill introduced last year by the then Senator and now Vice-President Joseph R Biden, and Sen. Richard G Lugar of Indiana, the ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. The legislation, now known as Kerry-Lugar measure, calls for expandling annual US nonmilitary aid to Pakistan to $1.5 billion and guaranteeing it for at least five and potentially 10 years." The 10-year time frame is intended to address persistent Pakistani fear that the US is interested only in a short-term tactical relationship," said a statement provided by the foreign relations committee. Frederick Jones, a spokesman for the Foreign Relations Committee, told the Times that chairman of the committee Senator John Kerry, a Massachusetts Democrat, intends to reintroduce the legislation soon. "The co-sponsors of the previous bill were Secretary of State (Hillary) Clinton and now President (Barack) Obama," Jones said. "So one can assume from their previous support that they will be supportive of the new legislation." According to reports in the US media, the lawmakers are also working to include a one-time five billion dollars as urgent economic aid for Pakistan to help it ride out the immediate difficulties. Another element of the strategy is bolstering Afghan forces. The participant in the Afghanistan-Pakistan review said it makes economic as well as political sense to build a bigger Afghan army because it costs about $ 12,000 a year to support one Afghan soldier compared with $ 250,000 a year for an American. A senior US defense official in Afghanistan, who asked not to be named because the administration has not announced the results of its review, said the US is "producing 28,000 Afghan soldiers every year, and with additional resources from the international community, we can speed that process up." "There is also a need for other types of infrastructure development," the official said, including "health care, education and security."