Big Blow For Pakistan : U.S. Congress rejects amendments to cut CSF for Pak


Washington : The United States (US) House of Representatives by vote, rejected two amendments to cut coalition support fund(CSF) outlay assistance for Pakistan. In the annual Defence Appropriations Act for the financial year 2017, Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii and Congressman Ted Poe of Texas moved an amendment to cut the CSF from $900 million to $700million for Islamabad, reports Dawn.

Calling for ending all CSF assistance for Pakistan lawmaker Dana Rohrabacher submitted a separate amendment. As part of the annual Defence Authorisation Bill, the House of Representatives had approved 900m dollars CSF outlay for Pakistan earlier in May this year. Both the amendments were rejected by the House by voice vote but resorted to a recorded vote after their proposers insisted on it.

The amendment was defeated by 230 to 191 votes which was moved by Mr Poe and Ms Gabbard. The another amendment moved by Mr Rohrabacher was defeated by 336-84 votes.