Aid provided by the United States makes one-fourth of the total aid received by Pakistan in last 15 years. U.S aid does not make a significant portion of the total aid received by Pakistan and therefore cutting it down will not affect the economy of Pakistan, significantly.
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Pakistan was not in good books of United States from 1989 till 2011. Then came the 9/11 and Pakistan became a major Non-NATO ally of the U.S in War on Terror. As a result, Pakistan begins to receive aid from the U.S for partnering in the war on terror. Bush and Obama Administrations continued providing aid to Pakistan despite mounting difficulties to NATO forces in Afghanistan. Apart from occasional demands to ‘do more,’ U.S did not take any harsh action against Pakistan and continued aid. However, that changed when Donald J. Trump took control of oval office in 2017.