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US blocks $350 million to Pakistan for not curbing terrorism

Pakistan's sugar-daddy: America
FACT
The United States commenced rendering economic aid and military funding to Pakistan soon after the country's conception in 1947. In total, the United States committed approximately $67 billion to Pakistan between 1951 and 2011.

Pakistan the biggest receiver of US anti-terror compensation
CSF to Pakistan
  • The Coalition Support Fund (CSF) was started by the US to compensate allies for the costs incurred by them to combat terrorist operations.
  • Since 2002, Pakistan has been the largest recipient of this US Defense Department program.
  • Almost $14 billion has been given to Pakistan since then.
  • Ironically, from the other US funds too, Pakistan is expected to spend 70% on curbing terror.

  • 'No blank cheques for Pakistan': US blocks $300 million
    05 Aug 2016
  • Gone are the days when Pakistan would get blank cheques from the US in spite of taking no action against the Haqqani network.
  • The Pentagon announced that it was blocking almost $300 million military aid to Pakistan this year.
  • The US Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said he couldn't vouch for Pakistan taking adequate measures against terrorism, to the Congress.

  • Most dread organization in Pakistan: The Haqqani network
    Haqqani network
  • Pakistan-based Haqqani network is accused of various high-profile strikes on US and Western allies in Afghanistan.
  • The terror group was also behind numerous lethal strikes against Indian affairs in Afghanistan, such as the 2008 bombing of the Indian mission in Kabul that led to 58 deaths.
  • The group is based in the lawless tribal areas of Pakistan, near the impenetrable frontier with Afghanistan.

  • Pakistan bans proxy outfit for the fear of losing funds
    30 Jun 2017
  • Amid the Donald Trump administration adopting a hard stance against Pakistan's support of terror groups, Islamabad has banned the Tehreek-eAzadi-Jammu & Kashmir backed by Hafiz Saeed.
  • The group is basically a proxy outfit of the Saeed-led JuD, the mastermind behind 26/11.
  • Though it is now on the list of forbidden organizations of Pakistan's National Counter Terrorism Authority, JuD still remains "under watch".

  • US blocks $350 million to Pakistan for not curbing terrorism
    22 Jul 2017
  • Looks like Trump was serious when he said he wouldn't turn a blind eye towards Pakistan harboring terror.
  • To that effect, the US has stated that it will not send out $350 million of its coalition support fund to Pakistan.
  • Defense Secretary James Mattis notified Congress that he couldn't certify if Islamabad had taken "sufficient actions" against the dreaded Haqqani network.



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