Thursday, 11 January 2018

As US freezes aid, Pakistan dismisses economic fears -- for now

As US freezes aid, Pakistan dismisses economic fears -- for nowWashington's freeze on billions in military assistance to Pakistan will have limited impact, thanks to its friendship with China and diminishing importance of aid to the economy, observers say -- but there could be trouble if the US calls in its debts. Exasperated by what it considers Islamabad's neglect in cracking down on militancy, Donald Trump's administration last week announced a suspension of the aid, which also also goes towards Afghanistan coalition funding. "They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help.




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