WASHINGTON (AFP) - A US congressional committee Wednesday approved a giant aid package for Pakistan but more political dealing was expected amid controversy over the conditions it imposes on Islamabad. The House Foreign Affairs Committee approved a plan to triple US aid to 1.5 billion dollars annually through the 2013 fiscal year, with a focus on development including improving education. US President Barack Obama has endorsed plans to ramp up aid to Pakistan, hoping it will boost his administrations key goal of rooting out extremism both in the nuclear-armed Islamic nation and neighbouring Afghanistan. But lawmakers will still need to reach a compromise as a bill before the Senate would similarly step up assistance but without imposing the same level of conditions. The House bill would require a detailed account of spending and seek proof that Pakistan is clamping down on Al-Qaeda and Taliban militants - including ending alleged support to extremists by rogue intelligence elements. President Asif Ali Zardaris government has bristled at such conditions, saying they were politically unfeasible at a time that many in his country were already suspicious of US intentions. Howard Berman, chairman of the House committee, rejected the criticism, saying the bill allowed flexibility if it was impossible to ascertain Pakistans actions. Contrary to what some have said, these are not 'rigid or 'inflexible conditions, Berman said. He said the bill would strengthen the critical US-Pakistan relationship and support US national security objectives in South Asia. John Kerry, who heads the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said earlier this month after meeting Zardari that the two chambers of Congress would finalise the bill quickly. The United States on Tuesday offered a separate 110 million dollars in emergency aid to Pakistan to help civilians fleeing a major military offensive against militants. Monitoring Desk adds: Bowing to Islamabads sensitivities and the Obama administrations lobbying, a US Congressional panel has approved a giant aid package for Pakistan while dropping all conditions that referred to India, reports Indian media. In marking up the Pakistan Enduring Assistance and Cooperation Enhancement Act, the House Foreign Affairs Committee, under pressure from the Obama administration, took cognisance of Pakistans complaint. In a token gesture, the committee reworked the language to say Pakistan will have to be providing 'access to Pakistani nationals connected to proliferation networks, 'ceasing support, including by any elements within the Pakistan military or its intelligence agency, to extremist and terrorist groups and 'preventing cross-border attacks into neighbouring countries as conditions for US security assistance. For far too long, Pakistan has taken US assistance with one hand, while undoing US efforts to bring stability to Afghanistan with the other. For far too long, Pakistan has been receiving US aid to fight terrorism, while keeping its army aimed at India. This legislation lays down an important principle - that Pakistani actions will have consequences, Ed Royce, a Republican member from California said. The House committee bill now goes before the full House even as similar legislation, which is much lighter on benchmarks, makes its way through the US Senate. The two bills will then be discussed at a 'conference where the administration is expected to side with the less punitive Senate legislation to arrive at one single bill which will be voted and sent to the President.