Bookmark Kaumudi Online  Bookmark this site  Editor@Kaumudi  |  Marketing  Print Advt rates  |  Calendar 2012        Go!    
 
 
April 25, Tuesday 2017 6:27 AM       

       HEADLINES: E P Jayarajan takes exception to Pannyan’s dig at Mohanlal                                              Day 2: Delhi cops grill Dhinakaran for 11 hours                                              Chhota Rajan, three others guilty in fake passport case                                              Situation in Kashmir will improve in 2-3 months: Mehbooba                                              AIADMK merger talks stalled as rival factions wrangle                                              Mexico will 'eventually' pay for border wall: Trump                                              N Korean media issue threat to 'wipe out' US                                              Tendulkar turns 44, wishes pour in from across the globe                                              Younis breaks 10,000-run barrier as Pak build reply                                              Kaumudi Facebook
       WORLD Next Article: France on alert after shooting in school, letter-bomb blast at IMF office  
       Trumps budget to cut foreign aid, may impact Pakistan
 
         Posted on :20:12:47 Mar 16, 2017
   
A A
       Last edited on:20:12:47 Mar 16, 2017
         Tags: Trumps, cut foreign aid, Pakistan
 
President Donald Trump in his first budget is seeking to cut the foreign aid by a whopping 28 per cent which is likely to have an impact on top recipients like Pakistan.
 
The budget will also call for a dramatic shift from the "soft power" diplomacy of the Obama era to a "hard power" military buildup. It would propose an increase the country’s defence budget by USD 54 billion.
 
The US is expected to spend more than USD 40 billion on foreign aid in the current fiscal year, with about 60 per cent of that for economic and development assistance and 40 per cent on security, a media report said.
 
This is likely to have an impact on America's foreign aid to countries like Pakistan, which has been one of the top recipients of America’s foreign aid post 9/11.
 
The top recipients are Afghanistan, where 8,400 US troops are deployed, about USD 4.7 billion; Israel, USD 3.1 billion; Egypt, USD 1.4 billion; Iraq, USD 1.1 billion; Jordan, USD 1 billion and Pakistan, USD 742 million. Kenya, Nigeria, Tanzania and Ethiopia each received more than USD 500 million, the report said.
 
"You will see a fairly dramatic reduction in State Department (budget). That is not a commentary on the President’s policy towards the State Department," Mick Mulvaney, the Director of the Office of Management of Budget, said.
 
He said that the foreign aid line items in the budget happens to fall within the State Department functions.
 
During his campaign, Trump, had said he wants to spend less money overseas and more money back home.
 
The budget proposals tries to accomplish this goal. The proposals being released by the White House later today is a "budget blueprint" and not a complete budget. The full budget would be introduced in May.
 
Mulvaney said despite the reduction in the State Department budget, the White House has protected the core diplomatic function of the State.
 
"What you see in the State Department budget is the reduction in the foreign aid program," he said.
 
"This is the America First Budget. We rolled it by using president’s own words, through articles that have been written about his policies, we talked to him, we wanted to know what his policies were and we turned those policies into numbers. There will be more money on defence, USD 54 billion." Mulvaney said.
A A
       WORLD
Next Article: France on alert after shooting in school, letter-bomb blast at IMF office
 
 
WORLD HEADLINES
N Korean media issue threat to 'wipe out' US  
Mexico will 'eventually' pay for border wall: Trump  
US accuses TCS, Infosys of violating H-1B visa norms  
PPP to launch movement for Sharif's resignation  
Pakistani man eats leaves for 25 years, never falls ill: Report  
ISI protecting al-Zawahiri in Karachi  
Indian-American Surgeon asked to step down by Trump admin  
Over 100 dead, wounded in Taliban attack on Afghan army base  
Taliban inflict more than 50 Afghan casualties in base attack, U.S. says  
Have lawful right to standardise names in Arunachal: China  
India will pay dearly if it plays Dalai Lama card, says China  
China asserts 'lawful right' to rename Arunachal regions  
Hillary Clinton: Progress in LGBT rights may not be secure  
Sharif narrowly survives Panamagate jolt  
After scrapping 457 visa, Aus unveils tougher citizenship laws  
Panama Papers verdict can oust Nawaz Sharif  
EU says Brexit negotiations will start after British election  
Trump signs executive order for overhaul of H-1B visa system  
British PM calls for early general election on June 8  
No more ‘457 visa’ to Australia, Indians in trouble  
Trump to sign executive order on reform of H-1B visa system  
Erdogan declares referendum victory, opposition cries foul  
'Yes' camp edging tight Turkey poll on Erdogan powers  
68 children among dead in bomb attack on Syria evacuees  
Pope's Easter address marked by heightened security  
 
Do you think Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan triggered holy cross row?
yes
 
no
 
don't know
 
 
 
Home Kerala India World Business Sports Sci&Tech Education Automobile CityNews Movies Environment Letters 
© Copyright keralakaumudi Online 2011  |  Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited.
Head Office Address: Kaumudi Buildings, Pettah P.O, Trivandrum - 695024, India.
Online queries talk to Deepu Sasidharan, + 91 98472 38959 or Email deepu[at]kaumudi.com
Customer Service -Advertisement Disclaimer Statement   |  Copyright Policy