Fri, 20 Jul 2012 08:36:13 GMT | By PTI

US House votes to cut USD 650m in Pakistan aid

Washington: The US House of Representatives has passed an amendment unanimously that cuts down USD 650 million in military aid to Pakistan as Republicans sought to tamp down demands for still deeper reductions.

US House votes to cut USD 650m in Pakistan aid

Congressman Ted Poe had demanded a USD 1.3 billion cut, but later settled for the 650 million cut.

"Pakistan is the 'Benedict Arnold' to America in the war on terror. They are disloyal, deceptive and a danger to the United States," Poe, who had moved the amendment, said.

"This so-called ally continues to take billions in US aid, while funding the militants who attack us. And we've kept the money flowing. It's time we turn off the tap," Poe said in a statement after the amendment was passed by the House of Representatives with bipartisan support.

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