Meanwhile, DG Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor on Friday said suspension of U.S. aid to Pakistan would impact bilateral security cooperation between the two nations and regional peace.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters the USA was willing to lift the suspension if Pakistan took decisive actions against these terrorist groups.
The United States has in the past frozen military aid without forcing a change in Pakistan's policies.
"If the funding is cut, the Pakistanis will obviously retaliate by ceasing to cooperate with the U.S.", Dr. Zubair Iqbal, an economist focusing on Pakistan, told Newsweek.
Days later, USA has put Pakistan on watch list for religious freedom violations and announced to suspend security assistance to Pakistan targeting Coalition Support Funds (CSF).
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On Thursday, the USA announced it would halt an estimated $1 billion worth of aid, after President Donald Trump criticized Pakistan as providing a "safe haven" for terrorists while providing nothing but "lies and deceit".
Trump unveiled in August a South Asia strategy aimed at ending the stalemate in the USA war in Afghanistan, now entering its 17th year. "We consider them to be destabilizing the region and also targeting USA personnel", Nauert said during a news briefing, according to Reuters.
Just a few days ago, the Donald Trump administration withheld $255 million military aid to Pakistan and said that things would stay that way until the country took action against the jihadists, militants and local terror outfits on its soil. It announced that it was placing Pakistan on a special watch list, pursuant to 2016 legislation.
Pakistan's embassy in Washington and mission at the United Nations did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday.
Currently, the US and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation depend on Pakistan for logistical support for their operations in Afghanistan, a key part of fighting terrorism.
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While the Foreign Office gives no details of this "engagement", and what exact details are wanted from Washington over this suspension, nevertheless Islamabad did not shy away from stating that while it was determined to continue fighting terrorism with or without U.S. assistance, to-date its own resources ran into over $120 billion in 15 years to keep terrorism at bay.
The US has been irked with the country since October when Pakistan had freed a Canadian-American family captured by militants.
Pakistan has increasingly turned for economic support to northern neighbor China, which is investing tens of billions in transportation links and power generation as it extends its strategic footprint across Asia.
The official also said the suspension is mostly about the security assistance and does not include civilian assistance. US aid agencies alone gave nearly $5 million to Pakistan in 2017, according to data from USAID. "I don't want to get into specific because the implementation is still being worked out but there certainly will be exceptions made when the items are deemed to be in the U.S. national security interests", the official said.
'No matter what, the relationship is in a bad spot right now'.
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