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Last Updated : Aug 17, 2018 08:39 PM IST | Source: AP

Pakistan confirms US suspended military training programme

The training of Pakistani soldiers in the United States is the latest program to be hurt by the cutoff of security aid to Pakistan, which was announced at the beginning of this year.

Pakistan's foreign ministry has confirmed the suspension of a U.S. military training programme for Pakistani soldiers. Thursday's announcement by the ministry reflects continued tensions between the two allies in the war on terror.

The training of Pakistani soldiers in the United States is the latest programme to be hurt by the cutoff of security aid to Pakistan, which was announced at the beginning of this year.

The United States often accuses Pakistan of harboring militant groups and providing safe havens for insurgents who carry out attacks in neighboring Afghanistan, a charge Islamabad denies and says U.S. criticism is unfair.

Pakistan also repeatedly reminds the United States that it has lost thousands of soldier —more than the U.S. and NATO combined in Afghanistan fighting militants on its territory.
First Published on Aug 17, 2018 03:11 pm
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