US lawmakers support aid suspension to Pak
Last Updated: Tuesday, July 12, 2011, 11:14
  
Washington: US lawmakers have supported Obama Administration's decision to suspend the USD-800 million military aid to Pakistan, terming it as something that was "long overdue".

"While it is important for us to maintain relations with Pakistan, the administration's decision to temporarily suspend roughly USD 800 million in military assistance, is the right one," a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Bob Corker, said.

Top US lawmakers have been demanding cut in the aid to Pakistan alleging that Islamabad was a reluctant partner in the war against terrorism.

"For far too long, Pakistan's actions have been inconsistent - to say the least - and the time is right for us to engage in a sober conversation about our relationship and expectations," he said.

Corker said the US national security is greatly affected by what happens in Southwest Asia, so the American people need to be certain who they depend on for security and intelligence cooperation in the fight against international terrorists.

"With so many taxpayer resources at stake, this honest re-evaluation and conversation is long overdue," said the Senator from Tennessee.

PTI


First Published: Tuesday, July 12, 2011, 11:14


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