"We consider them as a group that disrupts the stabilization of the region and also targets "said US State Department spokesman Heather Nauert announcing the suspension, Thursday (4/1).
Two categories of aid exposed to suspension First, foreign military financing (FMF), which finances purchase of US military hardware, training and services, and second, coalition support funds (CSF) funds, which provide reimbursement of funds issued by Pakistan for counterterrorism operations, the Reuters news agency quoted US officials as saying.
The CSF, which is under the jurisdiction of the Department of Defense, also includes being suspended, said bica ra Pentagon, Commander Patrick Evans, as quoted by Reuters. He said Congress has authorized funds of up to 900 million dollars for Pakistan for the fiscal year 2017 that ended Sept. 30. All of these funds have not been disbursed.
Speculation about what America will do has created much uncertainty and anxiety in Pakistan, after President Donald Trump's announcement on New Year's Day.
He threatened to cut aid funds for Pakistan, accusing Pakistan of giving places protection of terrorists, and regarded American leaders as "fools."
Pakistan condemned the comment as "utterly incomprehensible" and repeated its pledge to cooperate with Americans against terrorists and stabilize Afghanistan. Pakistani leaders insist that the United States blames their country for its "failure" to deal with the turmoil in Afghanistan.
Twitter Trump triggered a war of words, raising concerns about severe damage in the fragile relationship between the United States and Pakistan.
Ambassador Pakistan for Washington, Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry, told the VOA that the two countries should try to stay in touch with each other, and avoid steps that can create tension and destabilize the region. [sp/ii]