US Continues to Withhold Military Funding from Pakistan, Protests Erupt

by Sarah Nahrgang A $1.1 billion aid package for Pakistan was authorized in 2016 by Congress, but in response to the country’s poor approaches to handling terrorism, the Trump administration announced in August of 2017 that it would be temporarily withholding $255 million. If Pakistan agreed to be more aggressive in cracking down on terrorist networks in Afghanistan, they would continue to receive US funding. Despite this, the Pakistani government has taken no such initiative, and the White House…

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