WASHINGTON - The US Congress on Thursday sent to President Barack Obama a whopping war supplemental bill that includes $1.4 billion in economic and security assistance to Pakistan, which is fighting Taliban militants in the countrys north-west. The $106 billion emergency bill, approved by both Houses of Congress, is basically aimed at ensuring that US military efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan wont run out of money in the coming months. Also attached to the bill is Obama Administrations request for $225 million in relief assistance for the tens of thousands of displaced Pakistani civilians in northwestern areas. The Senate passed the measure on a one-sided 91-5 vote despite complaints from several Senators about the add-ons that pushed the total more than $20 billion above the funding request Obama made two months ago. The House approved the bill on Wednesday by a much closer 226-202 vote. Pakistans Ambassador Husain Haqqani welcomed the development. 'Support in Congress for aid for Pakistan will strengthen the resolve of the Pakistanis and their govt in confronting violent extremists and terrorists, he said. The White House and its Democratic allies insisted that this will be the last time Congress will be compelled to pass an emergency war bill, or supplemental, that is outside the normal budget process and thus goes directly to an increase in the national debt. Congress has passed such bills every year since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and with enactment of this legislation the amount will near $1 trillion, with about 70 per cent going to the conflict in Iraq. The 2009 supplemental bill includes more than $90 billion to fund the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The funding for Pakistan allocates $707 million to help address the economic crisis including agriculture and food security, assist the displaced population, strengthen national and provincial governance, expand the rule of law, and improve access to and quality of education. Of this amount, a substantial $225 million would be devoted to help address the refugee crisis inside Pakistan, as the country prepares to rehabilitate around three million displaced people of Malakand region after clearing the region of Taliban militants. The total humanitarian aid the US is committing to Pakistani relief operations for displaced people crosses well over $300 million. Another $700 million has been allocated to improve Pakistans security forces capability under Pakistan Counterinsurgency Capability Fund, available September 30th, 2009. Also this week, another administration-backed measure - Kerry Lugar Bill - to expand economic assistance for Pakistan to $1.5 billion annually for five years, made progress in the US Senate when its Foreign Relations Committee unanimously endorsed the bipartisan measure. The US House of Representatives has already passed its own version of the bill called PEACE Act. According to top US senators the differences between the two versions would be reconciled once the Senate clears the bill. The House version also authorises a preferrential trade programme called Reconstruction Opportunity Zones as well as $400 million annually for five years in support of Pakistan Counterinsurgency Capability Fund.