Islamabad, Aug. 18 -- The US further cut Pakistan's aid by $440 million, bringing down its commitments to $4.1 billion, which is slightly over half of the total amount that Washington had promised to give nine years ago, a Pakistani newspaper has reported.

The decision to cut Pakistan's economic assistance, being disbursed under the Kerry Lugar Berman Act of 2009, was officially conveyed to Islamabad about three weeks before the planned visit of Prime Minister Imran Khan to the US, Express Tribune said.The aid was being disbursed under Pakistan Enhanced Partnership Agreement (PEPA) of 2010. PEPA, which was going to lapse, was extended by Pakistan last week aimed at facilitating the disbursements of the remaining $900 million grant.

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