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News Live: US suspends $2 billion military aid to Pakistan over terror inaction

January 06
09:22 2018

US suspends USD 2 billion military aid to Pakistan over terror inaction

The US on Friday suspended about USD 2 billion in security aid to Pakistan for failing to clamp down on the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani Network terror groups and dismantle their safe havens, a White House official said.

The freezing of all security assistance to Pakistan comes after President Donald Trump in a New Year’s Day tweet accused the country of giving nothing to the US but “lies and deceit” and providing “safe haven” to terrorists in return for USD 33 billion aid over the last 15 years. (PTI)

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