Australia to end bilateral aid to Pakistan

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Australia stops giving millions of taxpayer dollars to shore up Pakistan's water security while our farmers endure crippling drought - but the money will go to Pacific nations instead Last year Australia spent $39.2million of taxpayer cash on aid to Pakistan  Next year that figure will fall to $19million and then to zero by 2020-21  The money will instead go towards nations closer to Australia in the Pacific 

By Charlie Moore For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 03:20 GMT, 3 December 2019 | Updated: 04:30 GMT, 3 December 2019

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The government is scrapping aid for Pakistan to help Pacific countries instead.

Last year Australia spent $39.2million of taxpayer cash on various programs to help the country's women and girls as well its water and food security. 

Next year that figure will fall to $19million and to zero by 2020-21, according to the aid program performance report. 

The report says that aid to Pakistan will continue through DFAT's regionally and globally funded programs, including Australia

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