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The US splits frozen Afghan assets, Pakistan questions

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A Pakistani newspaper reports that the US has questioned its decision to set aside half of Afghan assets frozen in the United States for the victims of 9/11. Pakistan maintains Afghan fund utilization should be a decision for the country, as reported by The Express Tribune.

As a result of a controversial move by US President Joe Biden, the Foreign Office has expressed its concerns over the decision to split $7 billion of Afghan foreign assets between victims of the 9/11 attacks and humanitarian aid.

As a result of a controversial move by US President Joe Biden, the Foreign Office has expressed its concerns over the decision to split $7 billion of Afghan foreign assets between victims of the 9/11 attacks and humanitarian aid.

The decision was even being criticized within the US with many people including victims' families of the 9/11 attacks insisting that Afghan funds should not have been arbitrarily used by the US government, the report said

"Pakistan has seen the US decision to unfreeze the Afghan assets held by the US banks to release $3.5 billion for humanitarian assistance in Afghanistan and $3.5 billion for compensation to families of 9/11 victims," Foreign Office Spokesperson Asim Iftikhar said in a statement.

Since the beginning of this year, Pakistan has consistently stressed to the international community the need to respond quickly to Afghanistan's humanitarian catastrophe, according to the statement.

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