US announces further aid cut to Pakistan; amid bad treatment to its diplomats

The aid curtailment will be in form of grants, financial assistance and compensation

With tension with Pakistan on the rise, the US secretary of state Mike Pompeo has said that Washington will cut aid to Islamabad.

The aid curtailment will be in form of grants, financial assistance and compensation.

Pompeo also accused Pakistan of treating American diplomats badly.

Pompeo was deposing at a hearing of the House of Representatives foreign affairs committee on Wednesday.

At the time, he was answering Republican congressman Dana Rohrabacher, who asked why the US should continue to extend financial aid to Pakistan.

Earlier this year, the Trump administration had announced a drastic cut of $2 billion in security aid to Pakistan.

He also vented US irritation over the treatment of American diplomats in Pakistan, probably in reference to measures taken by Islamabad in the aftermath of a fatal road accident caused by a US official posted there.

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