State Department: We're Suspending Security Assistance to Pakistan

NA Speaker Ayaz Sadiq headed first round of the moot, which was called on Tuesday after US President Donald Trump accused Pakistan of being "liar".

It must be noted that Trump's tweet is in the context of Pakistan-based terrorist groups like the Haqqani network and Taliban that threaten USA forces and the civilian government in Afghanistan.

"The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools".

The department declined to say exactly how much aid would be suspended, saying the numbers were still being calculated and included funding from both the State and Defense departments.

The company said in an online support document that it has recently added security protections to MacOS and iOS created to prevent one series of attacks, known as Meltdown, and is working to update Safari to prevent against another type of attack, dubbed Spectre. None of the $900 million as so far been disbursed, the Pentagon said. In the process, the forces had also captured one of the militants, who is a Haqqani Network operative. These are meant to reimburse Pakistan for its "operational and logistical support of US -led counterterrorism operations" in the region, the CRS notes.

The meeting, which aims to o take all parliamentary leaders into confidence over response to USA threats, was attended by number of parliamentary leaders, including Opposition leader of NA Syed Khursheed Shah, Naveed Qamar Haider, Ghulam Ahmad Bilour, Aftab Sherpao, Sahibzada Tariqullah, national security adviser Nasir Janjau and others.

There were several indications that the suspension of aid to Pakistan was in the works.

She said that Pakistan has always "played a vital role in the war on terror".

In the post-9/11 period, Pakistan emerged as one of the biggest recipients of USA aid because of its role as a regional ally in the American-led military intervention in Afghanistan. He suggests that it is the time for Washington to end Pakistan's double games.

She added that Pakistan could review its cooperation with the United States if it is not appreciated. He said Pakistan could fall back on Saudi Arabia and China for military supplies, but it still depends on the USA for certain types of high-end equipment.

Michael Kugelman, deputy director of the Wilson Center's South Asia program, said suspension of US security assistance to Pakistan would not torpedo relations but it was a significant step backward.

"There are considerable risks for the US because Pakistan could retaliate in ways that would be very problematic for USA regional interests", he said, such as curtailing intelligence cooperation and USA supply lines into Afghanistan.



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