Monday, July 11, 2011

U.S. suspends payment of $ 800 million in military aid to Pakistan

The U.S. government suspended - and in some cases canceled - a total of $ 800 million in military aid to Pakistan in response to Islamabad's decision to expel a number of U.S. military trainers and to pressure China to fight more effectively against terrorist groups in its territory, as reported by the newspaper 'The New York Times.
This amount is more than one third of the 2,000 million  the U.S. commitment to Pakistan for security assistance. About 300 million dollars of money is paid back to Islamabad blocked by its deployment of 100,000 troops along the border to fight against the Taliban and other armed groups.

Other training features cover studs and military equipment. The newspaper quoted a total of three senior U.S. military who have argued that economic aid into military equipment could be further improved if Pakistan resume their activities against terrorist groups. "In regard to our military assistance, we will not continue to offer unless it is satisfied that there are certain steps," he said last month Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.

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