• Sunday, December 04, 2022

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Trump could freeze $2bn of Pakistan aid over militant havens

Osama Bin Laden

By: Sarwar Alam

President Donald Trump’s freeze on aid to Pakistan could be worth almost $2 billion dollars, a senior US administration official said on Friday — substantially more than first thought. The move — designed to force Pakistan’s military and intelligence apparatus to cut support for the Taliban and other Islamist groups — will include both US military assistance and Afghanistan coalition funding to Islamabad. It is “approximately two billion worth of equipment and coalition support funding that is in play,” the senior official said on condition of anonymity. The source added that “all options are on the table” when it comes to further moves,…

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