WASHINGTON: The US has decided against disbursement of $350 million in coalition support fund to Pakistan+ after defence secretary James Mattis informed Congress that he was not able to certify that Islamabad has taken “sufficient actions” against the dreaded Haqqani network, a top official said on Friday.
As a result of the notification by the defence secretary to Congress, the Department of Defence has reprogrammed remaining Coalition Support Funds, which is $350 million, to other accounts, defence department spokesman Adam Stump said.
The US decision comes as President Donald Trump’s administration is exploring potentially hardening its approach toward Pakistan to crack down on militants launching strikes in neighboring Afghanistan.
“This decision does not prejudge the conclusions of the White House review of South Asia strategy, which is …