ISLAMABAD - The US Agency for International Development (USAID), is seeking to divert millions of dollars to Sindh and Balochistan provinces, which were rejected by the Punjab government in May in protest over the US unilateral raid on OBL compound in Abbottabad. Well-placed diplomatic sources told TheNation on Friday that the USAID was in process of reprogramming nearly $300 million funds it was to invest in Punjab in the fields of health, education and solid waste management. Sources said that the USAID is in talks with the governments of Sindh and Balochistan to work out the modalities about the proposed projects. Sources were of the view that the provincial governments of Sindh and Balochistan were ostensibly showing reluctance in making firm commitments with the USAID largely because of the political implications. As regards the Balochistan government, sources said that after refusal by the federal government to the US to establish a consulate in Quetta, the provincial government has serious reservations in making any commitment with the USAID at this point of time. Similarly, the Sindh government is also reluctant to make any commitment with the USAID fearing political backlash of its decision in view of the precarious political conditions in the Karachi in particular and rest of the province in general. When approached for comments about these developments, the acting spokesperson of the US Embassy Ms Siobhan told TheNation that she would be able to share any detail after consulting Washington next week. We have cancelled six MOUs (memorandums of understanding) with the United States in the fields of health, education and solid waste management, sources in the Punjab government said. We have told their concerned departments about our decision. This is our protest against the Abbottabad incident. The Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) opposition party, which rules Punjab, had called for a review of the countrys ties with Washington, urging the central government to reduce reliance on foreign aid.