• Thursday, August 16, 2018

U.S. gives $225 million worth of conditional assistance to Pakistan

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    The move comes, at a time when the relationship between the two countries have strained.

    Pakistan has cancelled at least three high profile meetings with senior American officials, including a visit of Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif to the US to meet Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.

    Pakistan National Assembly passed a resolution alleging that the recent statements of the US President and his senior officials on Pakistan were hostile and threatening.

    The US, however, insists that it wants Pakistan to take action against terrorist groups.

    According to the report, State Department officials have said Mr. Trump’s promised changes will bring “explicit” conditions on military aid.

    “Once Pakistan more aggressively pursues the Taliban and Haqqani network, the aid will be released — a determination to be made by Secretary of State Tillerson,” officials were quoted by the report as saying.

    The $ 255 million in military assistance was the largest portion of $ 1.1 billion in aid authorised by Congress in 2016 that also included money for counter narcotics operations and health initiatives, the daily reported.

    The US has provided Pakistan more than USD 33 billion in aid since 2002.

    “If the State Department had failed to notify Congress in the next few weeks of its intention to spend the money, it would have been returned to the United States Treasury,” it said.

    Early in the day, the State Department said it wants Pakistan take decisive action against terrorist groups and safe havens.

    “We value our cooperation with Pakistan and want to see it continue,” a State Department spokesperson told PTI.

    “The President has been clear that we are looking to the Pakistani government to take decisive action against militant groups based in Pakistan that are a threat to the region. It is vital to US interests that Pakistan prevent terrorist sanctuaries,” the spokesperson said.

    After Trump’s policy announcement last week, there has been sharp reaction from Pakistan, which has accused the US of making unjustified allegations against it.
     
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    Reject it................................
     
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    Pakistan must kick on their back and stop NATO supply. We don't want any shit from them
     
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    reject it or demand f22 raptor air craft
     
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    First thread has no source, second the Trump administration has notified Congress that it has given $ 225 million worth of conditional military assistance to Pakistan that the country can access only if it takes more action against terror groups.
     
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    IF true than i really just hope we've already rejected it.
     
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    i could not post the link because i m new here and not allowed to post links yet.
     
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    Litmus test...............
     
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    New York Times Version

    By GARDINER HARRIS
    AUGUST 30, 2017

    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration notified Congress on Wednesday that it was putting $255 million in military assistance to Pakistan into the equivalent of an escrow account that Islamabad can only access if it does more to crack down on internal terror networks launching attacks on neighboring Afghanistan.

    The dueling messages sent to Pakistan — promising aid but attaching strings if the country’s counterterror efforts fall short — are part of an increasingly confrontational turn in an alliance that has long been strained.

    The United States has provided Pakistan more than $33 billion in aid since 2002. But the annual funding has declined in recent years as Washington became increasingly disenchanted with Pakistan’s quiet support for the Haqqani network and the Taliban, whose attacks have been responsible for the deaths of American troops in Afghanistan.

    Still, American officials have long recognized that Pakistan has tried to crack down on terror groups, and plays an important role in facilitating supply shipments to the United States military in Afghanistan.
     
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    Nothing has changed, don't worry. Whether or not we receive aid and how we receive it shouldn't be used exaggerated the underlying relations.

    The aid is essentially some of the only leverage they have to use against Pakistan, that and F-16s and other military equipment. Anytime they dislike the current arrangements, they'll threaten to change, tweak or remove aid and other measures. Pakistan however, for years has refused to comply with the US' ridiculous and endless demands.
     
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    Here comes the American "Churan" for our bygarat Army Generals.Reject it or you will be hanged Publically!!
     
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    So uncle sam has given money for one more night stand with Pakistan. What are the conditions put for this assistance? This time, Will it be RAW?
     
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    no no you see. indian media say america not giving pakistan mony. indian form saying america not giving pakistan mony. but see america is giving pakistan mony. now this is big slap on india. no? big slap on moodi's 56 inch no? tell me if i wrong.