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  • Congress rejects amendments to cut funds for Pakistan

    WASHINGTON: The US House of Representatives has rejected by vote two amendments to cut US assistance for Pakistan...

    While debating the annual Defence Appropriations Act for the financial year 2017, Congressman Ted Poe of Texas and Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii moved an amendment to cut the Coalition Support Fund (CSF) for Pakistan from $900 million to $700m...

  • US Congress authorises $700 million for reimbursing Pakistan

    WASHINGTON: The Ame­rican Congress has authorised up to $700 million in Coalition Support Fund (CSF) to reimburse Pakistan for activities carried out in support of US operations in Afghanistan...

    The reconciled version makes $350m of $700m available to Pakistan under the CSF contingent upon certification from the secretary of defence that Pakistan is taking demonstrable steps against the Haqqani network...

  • Congress speaks Pakistan’s language, alleges BJP

    NEW DELHI: India’s main opposition Congress party on Thursday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s senior aides of passing jingoistic comments on the disputed army action in Myanmar and also slammed them for making immature statements that embarrass the neighbours...

    The Press Trust of India quoted a spokesman for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as responding by saying the Congress spoke the language of Pakistan...

  • Congress tightening screws on US aid to Pakistan

    WASHINGTON: A key Congressional panel started hearing a proposal on Thursday to make US civil and military aid to Pakistan conditional to Islamabad’s support to the fight against the Afghan Taliban...

    The tougher language on Pakistan forms part of the 2018 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations draft bill, which was distributed among the members of the House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday...

  • White House urges Congress to review restrictions on Pakistan aid

    WASHINGTON: The White House has warned Congress that its effort to restrict US military assistance to Pakistan would hurt bilateral ties...

    In a policy statement sent to Congress on Tuesday afternoon, the White House said that it appreciated the lawmakers’ concerns about the Haqqani network, but disagreed with their move to restrict aid as it would “unnecessarily complicate progress” in ties with Pakistan...

  • Pakistan friend or foe, asks US Congress panel

    WASHINGTON: Senior US lawmakers and their witnesses are gathering on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to once again ask Pakistan if it is America’s friend or foe...

    The House Subcommittees on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade and Asia and the Pacific are jointly holding this hearing, hoping that it would help them determine how to deal with Pakistan, an old ally many in Congress no longer trust...

  • Vicious criticism of Pakistan by US Congress panel

    WASHINGTON: A US congressional panel has demanded cutting off all US assistance to Pakistan to persuade Islamabad to act against the Afghan Taliban groups allegedly using its territory to launch operations into Afghanistan, a move that Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz says is motivated by “baseless concerns” of “a section of US lawmakers”...

    Some US lawmakers and witnesses also suggested declaring Pakistan a state sponsor of...

  • Eight F-16s will be sold to Pakistan, Congress told

    WASHINGTON: The Obama administration notified the Congress on Friday that it planned to sell eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan...

    Earlier this week, the US State Department informed Congress that it was committed to improving Pakistan’s precision strike capability, which was seen as a veiled reference to F-16 fighter jets...

  • Mudassar Arain to represent Pakistan at Netball Congress

    KARACHI: Mudassar Razak Arain, secretary general of the Pakistan Netball Federation (PNF), will represent the country at the Congress of the International Netball Federation which will be held in Sydney on Aug 4-5...

    The PNF recently nominated Mudassar to attend the Congress while the Pakistan Sports Board (PSB) and Ministry of Inter-Provincial Coordination also issued the NOC for his participation...

  • US envoys treated badly in Pakistan, Pompeo tells Congress

    WASHINGTON: US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has informed the Congress that American officials are treated badly in Pakistan, adding that Washington released “far fewer funds” to Pakistan in 2018 and may give even less next year...

    The decision to raise the issue of mistreatment of US officials in Pakistan during a public hearing at the House Foreign Affairs Committee indicates that Islamabad’s once close relationship with Washington...

  • Trade with Pakistan at record high, Wells tells Congress

    WASHINGTON: The Trump administration has informed Congress that trade between the United States and Pakistan reached an all-time high in 2018, as Washington endorsed Islamabad’s budget re-emphasis on a relationship built on trade, not aid...

    On Thursday, the panel began a hearing on the State Department’s 2020 budget requests for the South and Central Asian regions...

  • US Congress report reviews Pakistan’s decision-making process

    WASHINGTON: The military has retained a dominant influence over foreign and security policies in Pakistan, according to a US congressional report releas­ed on Wednesday...

    Policymakers in Washing­ton also believe that the army will play a decisive role in determining how Pakistan responds to the Kashmir crisis and apparently that’s why the CRS prepared a brief for US lawmakers on the army’s role in the decision-making process...

  • Congress, BJP criticise army chief’s remarks

    NEW DELHI: A wordy duel between India and Pakistan which has been spiralling ahead of the UN assembly visits of their leaders this month, witnessed another flare-up on Monday when the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the opposition Congress slammed Pakistan’s army chief General Raheel Sharif for his comments...

    The BJP and Congress criticised Gen Sharif’s remarks...

  • US Congress begins review of Iran deal

    WASHINGTON: The US Congress began a review of the nuclear deal with Iran on Tuesday amid a warning by Secretary of State John Kerry that the United States would lose “all credibility” if Congress or a future president reversed the agreement...

    In an interview with the National Public Radio, Secretary Kerry said that if Congress did not approve the deal, which six major powers signed with Iran last week, the consequences would be...

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