Funds sought by US to resume military training for Pakistan

Funds sought by US to resume military training for Pakistan

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A document released on Friday revealed that the US State Department is seeking funds from Congress to restart its military education and training facilities for Pakistan.

In its budget requests for the fiscal year 2021, the State Department sought $104.9 million for its International Military Education and Training (IMET) program, informing Congress that IMET “serves as an effective means to strengthen military alliances and international coalitions critical to US national security goals and regional stability”.

Out of the mentioned amount, the department is seeking $12.7 million for training military officers from the South and Central Asian region, which includes $3.5 million for recommencing this facility for Pakistan.

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