Islamabad, (Prensa Latina) The government of President Barack Obama is suspending and, in some cases, canceling hundreds of millions of dollars of aid to the Pakistani military after Islamabad forced US military trainers to leave, confirmed Boston Globe newspaper.
Prime Minister of Pakistan Yousuf Raza Gilani affirmed on Sunday that he will not follow previous governments’ policies of saying “Yes Chief” to all the US requirements.
About 800 millions in military collaboration and equipment, out of a total amount of 2 billion dollars annually, is expected to be frozen by Washington, amid demands for more responsibility and efficiency in the regional struggle to terrorism.
However, Obama’s advisers warned him that the United States cannot risk a full break in relations or a complete cutoff of aid, as happened in the 1990s, when Pakistan was caught developing nuclear weapons.
No one has to expect we are going to yield to any pressure from abroad because we are not going to betray Pakistan interests, he emphasized.
Relations between Islamabad and Washington have deteriorated after the US covert operation that ended with Osama bin Laden’s murder in Abbottabad last May 2.