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US spending bill gets tough on Pakistan

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The freeze on security aid to Pakistan, announced by the Donald Trump Administration early this year, has been incorporated in the 1.3 trillion dollar spending bill which will fund the federal government for fiscal 2018.

US Congressional leaders, after weeks of negotiations, reached a deal on federal spending till September 30, two days before a deadline to fund the government or risk a shutdown.

The draft bill provides the largest funding increase for the US military in 15 years and makes significant investments in national priorities like infrastructure and border security.

In January, the US had suspended about 2 billion dollar in security aid to Pakistan for failing to clamp down on the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani Network terror groups and dismantle their safe havens.

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