US unlikely to change policy on suspension of aid to Pakistan, Donald Trump administration tells Islamabad
There is unlikely to be any changes in America's policy on suspension of aid to Pakistan until it makes substantial progress against terrorists and their safe havens, the Trump administration has told Islamabad as the two countries try to reset their strained ties.
The Trump administration is concerned that the manner in which recent protests ended in Pakistan have emboldened extremists
The Trump administration has proposed $344 million in financial assistance to Pakistan including $100 million in foreign military funding, a massive $190 million reduction in grant as compared to the 2016 fiscal.
Conversations have taken place between US and Pakistan — it is likely that the generals have been told clearly that if Taliban is not brought to the negotiating table then they can expect further sanctions.
It said that despite some differences Washington wanted the ties to proceed on a positive trajectory, the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) reported.