U.S. halts $700 million in Pakistani aid

Published 22 December 2011

Last week U.S. lawmakers froze $700 million in aid to Pakistan until it proves that it has taken steps to help thwart the threat of improvised explosives devices; the move comes as part of the mounting tension between the two countries; following the secretive raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, the United States has taken a firmer stance in pressuring Pakistan to pursue terrorists

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