How US aid to Pakistan shrinks over the years: 2013-2018 – Statista
2 September 2018: The US military says it is cancelling $300m in aid to Pakistan over what it calls Islamabad’s failure to take action against militant groups. President Donald Trump has previously accused Pakistan of deceiving the US while receiving billions of dollars.
The US state department has criticised Pakistan, a key ally, for failing to deal with terrorist networks operating on its soil, including the Haqqani network and the Afghan Taliban. – BBC
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The Pentagon has cancelled US$300 million in aid to Pakistan over its record on militants https://t.co/JWll5uNqml
— SCMP News (@SCMPNews) September 2, 2018
Pakistan is the fifth largest recipient of American aid in fiscal 2017, according to a report in The Washington Post.
Pakistan will receive a total of $742.2 million, of which $422.5 million is humanitarian aid and $319.7 million is military aid.
PS: On 3 August, the Pentagon withheld $300 million in military assistance to Pakistan.
It is the first time the Obama administration has withheld military aid to Pakistan because of the Haqqani group, which has been a primary source of US concern in Afghanistan.
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In recent years (2010-onwards), US aid to Pakistan has been declining (see two graphic below):
US aid to Pakistan during 2010-2015 – WSJ
Pakistan’s northwestern neighbour, Afghanistan, is the third largest recipient of US aid, with $1.25 billion of assistance for military and humanitarian purposes.
In the years from 1951 till 2010, US aid to Pakistan has seen highs and lows (graphic below):
US aid to Pakistan during 1951-2010
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With $3.1 billion of military aid, Israel is the largest recipient of US aid.
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Overall, US will give $50.1 billion in foreign aid in 2017, of which $35.2 billion is humanitarian aid and $14.9 billion is military aid.
List of the top-10 US aid recipients in 2017:
Visuals: The Washington Post
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