USINPAC Welcomes the Suspension of $800m Military aid to Pakistan

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The US has suspended $800 million in military aid to Pakistan after the latter expelled US military trainers. USINPAC welcomes the suspension of this military aid.

USINPAC has long been advocating conditional funding to Pakistan, and basing it on the latter’s ability to dismantle the terror infrastructure within Pakistan.

The US India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) welcomes the suspension of $800 million in US military aid to Pakistan. USINPAC has long been advocating conditional funding to Pakistan, and basing it on the latter’s ability to dismantle the terror infrastructure within Pakistan.USINPAC supports aid to Pakistan that will allow for economic and social reforms in that country.

The suspension of military aid by the Obama administration comes in the wake of deteriorating US-Pakistan relations particularly after the Abbotabad raid, Pakistan’s decision to expel US military trainers from Pakistan and the slow pace of targeting militants in North Waziristan. Pakistan has issued contradictory statements in reaction to the aid cut, and while the Pakistan military states that it can fight terrorists without the aid, the Defense Minister has said that Pakistan cannot sustain efforts in trial areas for too long in the absence of aid.

USINPAC Chairman Sanjay Puri hoped that the military aid cut would not be rolled back and said, “Some Pakistani voices are warning that suspension of aid would decrease US influence in Pakistan, and make Pakistan less cooperative. However, after spending billions of dollars in aid, the US reserves the right to demand concrete results in fighting insurgents, and not hostile actions such as the expulsion of US military trainers.”

About USINPAC: The U.S India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) is a bi-partisan non-profit organization and the voice of 2.7 million Indian-Americans. It works to impact policy on issues of concern to the Indian-American community in the US. We also provide bipartisan support to candidates for federal, state and local office who support the issues that are important to the Indian-American community. For more information visit us at http://www.usinpac.com.

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