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US assistance to Pakistan declines

Few days back, Pentagon had decided not to pay $300 million military reimbursement to Pakistan

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Publish Date: Aug 23 2016 12:42PM | Updated Date: Aug 23 2016 12:42PM

US assistance to Pakistan declines

 US security assistance to Pakistan dipped by 73 per cent since 2011, Congressional Research Service (CRS) report has said.

 
Report, which has been prepared for the US Congress, covers both military and economic assistance given between 2002 and 2015 as well as those earmarked for fiscal years 2016 and 2017, Dawn online said on Tuesday.
 
It also showed a 53 percent dip in economic assistance since 2011, when relations ties the US and Pakistan began to worsen after the discovery of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad and a US air strike on a Pakistani border post in Salala that killed 24 soldiers.
 
Few days back, Pentagon had decided not to pay $300 million military reimbursement to Pakistan over Islamabad's reluctance to act against the Haqqani network.
The country had immediately rejected the charge.
 
Security assistance fell from $1.3 billion in 2011 to $343 million in 2015.