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The US aid to Pakistan in 2012 dropped by as much as $521 million to $1.82 billion.

Kono, for his part, expressed appreciation for the sacrifices made by the people of Pakistan in this regard and stressed the need for a coordinated worldwide effort in the fight against extremism and terrorism, the statement added.

CSF funds, which fall under Defense Department authority, are covered by the freeze, said Pentagon spokesman Commander Patrick Evans, saying Congress authorized up to $900 million in such money for Pakistan for fiscal year 2017, which ended September 30.

"You carried out 57,800 attacks on Afghanistan from our bases, your forces were supplied arms and explosives through our soil, thousands of our civilians and soldiers became victims of the war initiated by you", Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif tweeted in Urdu on Wednesday morning.

Three days ago, Trump complained on Twitter that Pakistan had "given us nothing but lies and deceit" and accused it of providing "safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan".

The financial aid started flowing soon after the 9/11 attacks on NY and Washington, following 11 years of sanctions over Pakistan's nuclear weapons program.

Since 2002, USA aid to Pakistan has totaled almost $34 billion but declined in recent years, according to the Congressional Research Service.

State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the restrictions covered security assistance above and beyond the $255m (£188m) for Pakistani purchases of USA military equipment that the Trump administration held up back in August.

Historically, the U.S. has provided Pakistan over Dollars 1 billion in security assistance annually. And now Pakistan is clearly bearing the brunt of this ignorance.

Pakistan's influential military has not come up with a verified breakdown to convince the USA that it is spending the money wisely along the guidelines for how it can be used, which is essentially supposed to go only toward expenses that go above what the army would spend on normal operations.

Pakistan has used these funds to deploy troops along its militancy-hit northwest region that borders Afghanistan.

Pakistan insists safe havens have been eradicated, but United States intelligence says it is still seeing militants operating freely.

The CRS reimbursement has declined 20% from $688 million in financial year 2012 to $550 million in financial year 2016.

Allegations and denunciations were made by Bush regime as well as Obama regime and Pakistan was constantly asked to do more.

The State Department has commented that Pakistan needs to earn the money it gets from Washington, with spokesperson Heather Nauert saying, "They (Pakistan) need to better earn, essentially, the money that we have provided in the past in foreign military assistance, they need to show that they are honest in their efforts to crack down on terrorists". It makes no mention of India.

"We have certainly expressed our concern about the mastermind of the 2008 Mumbai attacks being let out of house arrest in Pakistan".

Privately, US diplomats insist the relationship is not in crisis. Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has summoned a meeting of the National Security Committee on 3rd January.

Nauert said that if Pakistan took decisive action against terrorists, it "has the ability to get this money back in the future".

"We can review our cooperation if it is not appreciated".

Already frosty relations between the USA and Pakistan -the two allies in the so-called war against terrorism- have further nosedived since President Trump assumed office in January previous year, mainly due to a clash of interests in Afghanistan.

The statements indicate a major US-Pakistan split, one that could favour India.