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 "godsent opportunity" to emerge from the "financial enslavement" of Americans. Senior PMLN 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 alQaeda 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...