US could freeze up to $2 billion in aid to Pakistan: official

A senior US official has said Washington could freeze up to $2 billion in aid to Pakistan as the Department of State on Thursday announced that the security assistance to the country has been suspended until Islamabad takes decisive actions against the terror groups.

The official has told AFP that both US military assistance and Afghanistan coalition funding to Islamabad could be suspended.

It is “approximately two billion worth of equipment and coalition support funding that is in play,” the official said on condition of anonymity.

However, the analysts believe the United States is highly unlikely to freeze all that funding, which totals $1.9 billion.

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