America will help Pakistan with tough conditions
A provision of defense assistance to Pakistan for 350 million dollars (2277 crores) has been made in ADA -2018. But it has been linked to the certification of the US Defense Minister. When the Pakistan’s action against the terrorists will be certified by the US Defense Minister, then this assistance will be given to Pakistan in various items. It is notable that in the current year and 2016, after the Defense Minister’s denial of certification on several occasions, the US Parliament has stopped defense assistance to Pakistan.
In the passed resolution, the Ministry of Defense has also been asked to monitor the Haqqani network of active terrorists and the Lashkar-e-Taiba in Pakistan. In Pakistan, the rights of religious and ethnic minorities have also been observed and will be monitored.
The United States has increased its defense budget by 15 percent compared to last year. While there has been a provision for strict protection on providing defense assistance to Pakistan, it has instructed the government to increase defense cooperation with India.
The US defense budget is three times the defense budget of China, but ten times India’s defense budget. By approving the six-year largest defense budget, the US Parliament has conceded that the coming year is going to be important in terms of its policies. Before this, only in the year 2010 and 2011, the defense budget was higher than this. The 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) has made several changes in the last resort due to President Donald Trump’s new South Asia policy in the budget proposal. After this both, the Houses of Parliament passed the voice vote.
According to the proposal passed, both countries will work for regional peace and stability by increasing further cooperation in Afghanistan. Both countries will cooperate in the development of Afghanistan’s economic and infrastructure over there. Enhance humanitarian aid and disaster management.