USA continues to press Pakistan to ‘indiscriminately’ target terror groups: Pentagon

Pentagon canceling $300M in aid to Pakistan, citing record on militants: report | TheHill

Pentagon canceling $300M in aid to Pakistan, citing record on militants: report | TheHill

After Pentagon said that it had sought Congressional assent to reprogramme Dollars 300 million of its Coalition Support Fund (CSF) for Pakistan because of its "lack of" decisive actions in support of the South Asia Strategy, Islamabad has defended itself.

The US stoppage of $300 million was the money it owed to Pakistan in Coalition Support Funds (CSF), adding that it can not be described as American aid.

He said Congress had stripped another $500 million in CSF from Pakistan earlier this year, bringing the total sum withheld to $800 million. "This is the money they (US) are supposed to reimburse, but now either they are not willing or unable to pay back", Qureshi said during a hurriedly called press conference on Sunday after the U.S. announced the decision.

"We continue to press Pakistan to indiscriminately target all terrorist groups", Faulkner said, adding that the latest aid cut request was pending Congressional approval.

Yesterday, the US Military confirmed that the Coalition Support Funds had been cut.

They said the Pentagon's decision showed the United States, which has being demanding Pakistani action for years, is ramping up the pressure on the strife-torn country's security apparatus. "DoD is awaiting congressional determination on whether this reprogramming request will be approved or denied".

He said the prime minister would soon announce a plan for the overseas Pakistanis, who would invest in Pakistan in various projects and they be offered facilities and concessions.

Mere days ahead of a short visit by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Pakistan, the US Department of Defence has announced a permanent aid cut to Pakistan of $300m.

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In August, a row erupted between the two nations following a telephone call by Pompeo to Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan, as Islamabad took exception to the American version of the conversation that the issue of terrorism was discussed during the call.

"The $300 million is neither aid nor assistance - it is the money Pakistan spent from its resources against militants and in the war against terrorism".

"In terms of separating what was said during a campaign and what he said since the election, we want to give him (Mr. Khan) space to find the opportunities to improve things with India", Schriver said.

"We will listen to their point of view, and we will present our position to them", he said. "We did it for our betterment, which they had to reimburse".

"With the visit of the US Secretary of State we have an opening and a beginning can be made, and we will try to build a consensus in areas of mutual interest", he said.

Qureshi said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government was not responsible for the latest tension or suspension of funds by the USA as the deal to reimburse Pakistan the cost of war on terror was agreed in past.

The Information Minister said Pakistan wants to have cordial and cooperative relations with all the neighbours, including India and regional countries.

A Pakistani official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said he was unaware of a formal notification of the United States decision on assistance but said one was expected by the end of September.

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