03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Pakistan Deploys Team Of Lobbyists To Congress

The Pakistani government deployed a team of lobbyists to Capitol Hill on Monday to contain the fallout from the destabilizing actions by Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf, as congressional Democrats and the Bush administration sought a review of the country's foreign aid.

"The focus is on the Hill right now," said Mark Tavlarides, a former national security aide in the Clinton administration whose firm, Van Scoyoc Associates, is paid $55,000 a month from the Musharraf government -- a significant boost from the $40,000 the firm earned before July.

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