United States of America has given another blow to Pakistan. USA will now provide only $ 4.1 billion in financial aid to Pakistan. The amount of aid has been cut by $ 440 million. Earlier Aid stood at nearly $4.5 billion that have now come down to $4.1 billion. But the actual disbursements, including off-budget, stood at just $3.2 billion.
According to the Express Tribune report, USA will now provide only $ 4.1 billion in financial aid to Pakistan that Washington had promised to give nine years ago. In October 2009, the Kerry Lugar Burman (KLB) Act was passed by the US Congress. The PEPA agreement was signed in September 2010 under this act. Under this agreement, the United States had financed Pakistan $ 7.5 billion. This time the amount of assistance was $ 4.5 billion, of which $ 440 million has been cut by USA.
Earlier in September 2018, the assistance of $ 300 million given to Pakistan by USA was also canceled. Donald Trump had said at that time that Islamabad had not done anything for USA so it was decided to stop the financial assistance.
Earlier in January 2018, the Pentagon decided to stop the $ 1 billion funding to Pakistan because Islamabad had failed to stop the Haqqani network. The Haqqani network is an Afghan guerrilla insurgent group using asymmetric warfare to fight against US-led NATO forces and the government of Afghanistan.
Recently, when Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had visited the US to meet President Donald Trump, Trump had clearly said that Pakistan is cheating America. Even Pakistan is not following the orders of the US government. Therefore, I (Trump) announced to stop the funding of $ 1.3 billion.