(TELESUR) – The United States government has cut Pakistan’s foreign aid by US$440 million, according to Pakistan’s Express Tribune, amid rising tensions between India and Pakistan over occupied Kashmir.
The decision to slash the promised economic assistance, being disbursed under the 2009 Kerry Lugar Berman (KLB) Act, was officially communicated to Islamabad before Prime Minister Imran Khan visited the U.S. on July 20, sources in the Ministry of Economic Affairs told The Express Tribune.
“We were paying US$1.3 billion to Pakistan as aid, for many years. The problem was…Pakistan was not doing anything for us. They were really subversive. They were going against us. I ended that about a year and a half ago, the US$1.3 billion (aid),” U.S President Donald Trump said during his meeting with Khan.
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2 weeks later:
– Trump supports India on Kashmir at UNSC.
– Trump cuts 440 million dollars aid for Pakistan.