U.S. cancels Pakistan aid over militant record
02 September 2018 | 10:00 am
The U.S. military says it has made a final decision to cancel $300 million in aid to Pakistan that had been suspended over Islamabad’s perceived failure to take decisive action against militants, in a new blow to deteriorating ties.
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