"I just want to be clear that it's been suspended". He also said that he was not concerned about Pakistan cutting off USA supply routes to Afghanistan. There are 20,000 foreign troops in Afghanistan. "There may not be any breakthrough, but I think that the relationship will not be completely broken down", the observer noted.
The US has given almost $33 billion aid to Pakistan since 2002. The Foreign Military Financing programme, by which the United States pays Pakistan to buy its military hardware may survive the initial suspension since most of the $255 million ends up going back in the hands of the powerful arms lobby.
The Trump administration believes that it is time to try something new other than maintaining strategic patience and offering inducements to Pakistan to prevent it becoming a safe haven for terrorists from where they can attack the United States and its allies, a senior official said today. "This kind of running your foreign policy through the media can not achieve much, and is going to alienate more and more allies", he suggested.
Noting that the "previous administrations have tried to exercise what they might call strategic patience or offering inducements like Kerry-Lugar-Berman bill which gave billions of dollars to Pakistan", the official said none of it has worked so far. "If you listen to the Pakistani officials, they say that it won't mean much". The Pakistani minister of finance said that the American assistance is only one day's expenses for Pakistan. He said that the country had committed a great mistake by becoming a party to USA military campaign in Afghanistan in 2001, by terming the move a "huge mistake". I think this is about the region and the future of the region.
The Trump administration announced Thursday it was suspending - not ending, as proposed by Paul, or cancelling - almost all security related assistance to Pakistan, that includes foreign military financing, U.S. financial assistance to recipient country to buy USA military hardware, and Coalition Support Fund, a reimbursement for expenses incurred in support of IS-led worldwide coalition forces in Afghanistan. "So it's going to have some effect in the short term, and we don't know how long this will continue, so we have to really guess what is going to happen in the long term". We've invested a lot of blood and treasure in Afghanistan. "Pakistan is saying that the Haqqani no longer exist in Pakistan". The President has cushioned his indictment of Pakistan with action by holding back two $50 million foreign financing to Islamabad. The effort to repatriate these refugees has to be an global one, according to Yusufzai. In Pakistan, though, the USA has found a convenient excuse for its disappointments in Afghanistan. So there are problems for Pakistan, and it has to put its own house in order. "That has to be done by the Afghan government, the Americans and the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation forces", Yusufzai concluded.
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