The United States announces the removal of a number of troops from Pakistan, following a request from the Pakistani government.
Former President Pervez Musharraf travels to Dubai for medical treatment of his back and leg, before moving on to either the U.S. or U.K. for additional treatment, spokesperson Aasia Ishaque said. Musharraf, 72, will return to Pakistan to face all pending legal cases. Earlier this week, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s government implemented the Supreme Court ruling, and lifted the 2013 ban that barred Musharraf from international trips.
The United States will provide an additional US$500-million aid to Pakistan to help rebuild the country after devastating floods caused the worst natural disaster in Pakistan’s history. [http:--www.voanews.com-english-news-US-to-Give-One-Half-Billion-Dollars-for-Pakistan-Flood-Assistance-108155544.html (VOA)]date=August 2019