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A big breakthrough expected in Pakistan America ties: Report

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  1. The Eagle

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    A big breakthrough expected in Pakistan America ties: Report
    13 Apr, 2019

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    WASHINGTON - United States likely to start blocked assistance to Pakistan, Sources have revealed.

    The US is currently undergoing a review of its assistance to Pakistan which is expected to be finalised soon, a top Trump administration official has told lawmakers.


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    The relations between Pakistan and the US nosedived after US President Donald Trump last year accused Islamabad of giving nothing to Washington but “lies and deceit” and providing “safe haven” to terrorists.

    With Islamabad playing a crucial role in peace talks with the Taliban, which may ultimately result in the withdrawal of the 14,000 US troops from the war-torn Afghanistan, the Trump administration seems to be reviewing its aid policy to Pakistan.


    “We’re undergoing a review of our assistance in Pakistan that we hope will be finalised soon. And we’ll then report to you in terms of what will be going forward,” USAID Administrator Mark Green told members of House Foreign Affairs Committee during a Congressional hearing on Thursday.

    In September, the Trump administration cancelled USD 300 million in military aid to Islamabad for not doing enough against terror groups like the Haqqani Network and Taliban active on its soil.

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    Trump also criticised Pakistan in a Twitter post back in November, saying Islamabad was not doing enough to stop terrorism.

    “As with all of our programmes, we have the programme metrics that we use. One thing we’re trying to do more of is to shift from outputs to outcomes. So, we have our roadmap with 17 objective metrics that help us measure capacity and commitment in each country where we work or want to work, like Pakistan,” Green said in response to another question on Pakistan.

    “So more and more we’re trying to make sure that we’re able to make a difference on the outcome side, hasting the capacity of our host country partners to take on these challenges themselves, although in Pakistan is daunting,” he said, responding to a question from Congressman Brad Sherman.

    US envoy Zalmay Khalilzad is spearheading efforts to strike a peace deal with the Taliban with the help of Pakistan to end the 17-year Afghan war, America’s longest. “In spite of our aid to Pakistan, conditions in the Sindh Province of South Pakistan continued to deteriorate in many areas. Schools and hospitals are getting worse in many areas as is water availability,” Sherman said.
     
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    Dont need aid. We need trade, strategic relationship with US.
     
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    America is always there......when it needs us. !!
     
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    Carrots and sticks...
     
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  7. Peaceful Civilian

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    U.S.A is our old ally. Just some misunderstanding happened after they found Osama bin ladin in Pakistan after 10 years of war in Afghanistan. We need to clear misunderstanding. We can work together. Pakistan is very important due to its geographic location uncle SAM can't ignore it. We can improve trade, and we can get back our good old relation. Pakistan can also play key role in Afghanistan after America exit.
     
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    If this re-set is based on a comprehensive framework of:

    1- Paying in full the CSF and some more

    2- Economic Stability Support by EU and the US/JP

    3- Help in capturing #EconomicTerrorists

    4- Investing in ICT, manufacturing, agricultural, education and healthcare - both captial and skills development - Pak must make special SEZs for the US and allies

    5- Debt write-off... Pak saved the world from the menance of terrrorism... 70+k lives and loss of 250+ $ Bln to economy. The world owes Pak a Comprehensive Thankyou!

    6- Remain neutral in Kashmir issue

    7- No, F16s thankyou!

    Yes, if this all happens we can conclude that Pak-US relationship is on the re-set path. Otherwise, just hogwash of same old wine in dirty old bottles.

    I am all for comprehensive relationship with the US, EU and the rest of the world. Pak needs to focus on Pak National Interests for once!
     
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    Aik hi kaam hai and that is Pakistan's help in the safe passage for their withdrawal and for this I would say Pakistan should definitely help USA. Also, we do not want unnecessary confrontation with USA. The emotional kids & keyboard warriors cannot understand this but they are worthless in their real lives as well.
     
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    Do you actually believe all that?

    According to the latest revelations, there was a jointly established DEVGRU and ISI Operations base in Tarbela to monitor this drama crap made by Pasha, Zardari, Kayani and Sharif Brothers. You really are innocent..
     
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    I don't think we want the old relations.

    Remember, US used is when they needed to, then discarded is when we become unnecessary.

    New relationship should be based on trade and mutual respect.
     
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    Ladies & Gentlemen,
    I am proud to announce in advance upcoming arrival of 36 x F-16C/D Block 72 and 18 x F-16C/D Block 52+ that will be upgraded to Block 72 with all the kills switches and what not!:chilli::chilli::partay::partay:

    Well @Solomon2 took my suggestion:what:

    This happens when you carry a big big stick!

    @The Eagle @Windjammer @Oscar @messiach
     
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    Nothing doing.

     
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  14. Peaceful Civilian

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    We are not at same level as U.S.A. U.S.A is a superpower & we don't have many things to offer.
     
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    You are still in delusion. America is an enemy of Pakistan that ties cannot be repair beyond. Do not hold any delusion America is still a friend of Pakistan. Your coconut mentality must change.

    Pakistan is no superpower but playing political well needs no superpower.
     
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