US Congress clears Bill cutting Pakistan defence aid

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Amidst tensions in bilateral ties, the US Congress has passed a defence spending Bill capping its security-related aid to Pakistan at $150 million, significantly below the historic level of more than $1 billion per year.
The National Defense Authorisation Act-2019 (NDAA-19), however, removes certain conditions—like action against Haqqani Network or the Lashkar-e-Toiba—as was the case in the past few years for disbursement of US aid to Pakistan.