Showing zero tolerance towards terrorism, the US President issued a tough warning to Pakistan and said that United States will no longer give any fund to Pakistan. The statement comes soon after the recent talks that the Trump administration was considering cutting off aid to Pakistan.
In this changing scenario the US President Donald Trump slammed the Pakistan, saying that this South Asian country has given nothing but the lies and deceit to US. It has provided safe heaven to terrorists.
"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” trump said in a strong post on twitter.
The statement is widely seen as a new policy shift by US in South Asia.
US aid to Pakistan
The United States of America started giving economic support and military aid to Pakistan soon after the country’s creation in 1947.
In total, the United States obliged nearly $67 billion to Pakistan from 1951 and 2011.
The levels year to year have expanded and waned for decades as American geopolitical interests in the region have shifted. Peaks in aid have followed years of neglect.
There were many times when US halted aid entirely and shut the doors of the USAID offices. This pattern has rendered the United States a far cry from a reliable and unwavering partner to Pakistan over the years.
Pakistan remains one of America’s largest recipients of foreign assistance, a sign of US's long-term partnership and commitment.
The US has provided Pakistan more than $33 billion in aid since 2002.