U.S. cuts Pakistan aid over lack of 'decisive actions' against terror groups

Pentagon canceling $300M in aid to Pakistan, citing record on militants: report | TheHill

"Pakistan can manage (its financial issues)".

The withholding of the so-called Coalition Support Funds (CSF) is part of a broader suspension in aid to Pakistan announced by President Donald Trump in January, when he accused Pakistan of rewarding past assistance with "nothing but lies & deceit".

While Islamabad has not offered any reaction to the USA announcement, government officials have privately criticized it and insisted the money was not aid, but "reimbursements for expenses incurred" by Pakistan to conduct operations in support of US -led "war on terrorism" in Afghanistan.

"If they don't want to reimburse for future spending, it may be different thing".

The US military plans to cancel US$300 million in aid to Pakistan due to Islamabad's lack of "decisive actions" in support of American strategy in the region, the Pentagon said on Saturday (Sep 1).

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Faulkner said the plan will be submitted to Congress and, if approved, will bring the total of Coalition Support Funds that have been cut to $800 million since early this year.

An US official told Reuters that defence secretary Jim Mattis had an opportunity to authorize $300 million in CSF if he saw concrete Pakistani actions to go after insurgents but Mattis chose not to.

The Trump administration has been quietly cutting scores of Pakistani officers from coveted training and educational programmes that have been a hallmark of bilateral military relations for more than a decade.

The loss of funds would not hurt the army immediately, Tariq said, but might affect its ability to replace ageing equipment. Earlier this year, the US accused Pakistan of sponsoring extremist groups, including the Taliban, and requested the country be placed on a global terror "gray list" that would make it more hard to obtain worldwide loans. Defence Secretary James Mattis said: "It will be made clear to authorities in Pakistan that what we have to do for all our nations".

To a question about options for Pakistan to get the stopped funds, Mr. Qureshi said Pakistan will talk to the US because the money was already spent by Pakistan. "Prime Minister (Imran Khan) has shown intent to improve ties with the U.S. but at the same time he is not ready to accept unjust demands", she said.

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Khan, who once suggested he might order the shooting down of USA drones if they entered Pakistani airspace, has opposed the United States' open-ended presence in Afghanistan.

"Pakistan is ready to play its role for Afghan peace as it is in its own national interests".

Speaking at an event organised by Youth Congress on Sunday, Sidhu clarified his stance on visiting Pakistan, stating that the only way for relationship between India and Pakistan to improve is through discourse. He added: "We continue to press Pakistan to indiscriminately target all terrorist groups".

Pak-US relations have taken a backtrack after the Pakistan Foreign Office rejected a statement by the US State Department regarding the contents of a phone call between Pompeo and PM Imran last week. Pak-US ties should be on equality basis.

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