US Congress to resume security assistance to Pakistan

Eurasia News

WASHINGTON: The US State Department has asked Congress to resume more than $300 million in blocked security assistance to Pakistan, Dispatch News Desk reported.

In a statement, deputy State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said this is part of a long process of restarting security assistance cooperation after implementation was slowed during the bilateral challenges of 2011 and 2012.

Harf said US security assistance was interrupted during that period‚ although $857 million in civilian assistance continued to flow.