US cuts Pakistan security assistance over terror groups

The US government is cutting almost all security aid to Pakistan, saying it has failed to deal with terrorist networks operating on its soil.

The state department said the freeze would remain in place until Islamabad took action against the Haqqani network and the Afghan Taliban.

Earlier this week, President Trump accused Pakistan of lying and deceiving the US while receiving billions in aid.

The Pakistan government has forcefully pushed back against the US, a key ally.

After the earlier comments by Mr Trump it called attacks on it by US officials “incomprehensible” and said they “negated the decades of sacrifices made by the Pakistani nation”.

The US stance has been praised by India and Afghanistan, but China, which is investing tens of billions in Pakistan, has backed it.

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  • Surele Surele

    MAGA!

    • Trump’s the man.

      Kicking Pakistan in the financial nuts should have been done long ago.

  • Brett_McS

    I don’t want to put a damper on the importance of this news, but we are currently on the second contract in a year of supplying bogies to a large US locomotive manufacturer for use in Pakistan. No doubt the US tax payer was heavily involved – without really being aware of the fact.

  • Blacksmith

    Pakistan has never been a true ally, they were only pretending to get the money.

  • tom_billesley

    …the freeze would remain in place until Islamabad took action against the Haqqani network and the Afghan Taliban.
    Until they’re playing hockey on Hell then.