After twin-terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan ‘gets’ $336 million US aid
On January 1, 2018, US President Donald informed the world that the country has “foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the 15 years”. “No more,” he announced to the world.
Over a month later, on February 13, when he unveiled a US$ 4 trillion annual budget, Trump proposed US$ 256 million in civilian assistance and US$ 80 million in military aid to Pakistan.
This came even as India was still in mourning over the loss of three Army personnel and a civilian as Pak-based terrorists launched an attack on Sunjuwan military station in Jammu.
The proposal of aid to Pakistan comes weeks after Trump administration suspended security assistance to Islamabad due to its inability to take action against terrorist groups operating from its soil.
The White House has said it would consider lifting the freeze if it sees action by Pakistan against terrorist groups. The budgetary proposal says that the military aid depends on Pakistan taking action against terrorist safe havens.
“The budget requests US$ 256 million for Pakistan in economic and other assistance to help increase stability, promote economic growth and create opportunities for US businesses,” said the annual budgetary proposals sent by the White House …read more