Aid Cut

  • US House votes to cut Pak military aid by $650 mn July 20, 2012

    Washington: In a latest jab at Pakistan by the US, the House of Representatives has unanimously voted to cut American military aid to Islamabad by $650 million as Republicans sought to tamp down demands for deeper reductions. The amendment to cut the aid, which was proposed by Republican Congressman Ted...
  • US Senate panel cuts Pak aid by more than half May 23, 2012

    Washington: Sounding a fresh warning to Pakistan, a key Senate panel has voted to slash American assistance to Islamabad by more than half, approving only USD 1 billion in aid for fiscal 2013 and warned of further cuts unless it reopens NATO supply routes to Afghanistan. The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on...
  • Pak oppn, religious parties welcome US aid cut July 12, 2011

    Lahore: Pakistan's opposition and religious parties have welcomed the US administration's decision to withhold $ 800 million in military aid to the country, describing it a "god-sent opportunity" to emerge from the "financial enslavement" of Americans. Senior PML-N leader Muhammad Mehdi said though the Pakistani military has not yet confirmed the...
  • US lawmaker introduces bill to cut off Pak aid May 11, 2011

    Washington: A key US lawmaker has introduced a bill in the House of Representatives to stop American aid to Pakistan, saying the killing of al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad has made it clear that Islamabad concealed, protected and enabled him for many years. "We can no longer afford this...