Pakistan military takes ‘voluntary’ finance cut

Pakistan’s military has agreed to slash its budget for the next fiscal year.

The country’s prime minister, Imran Khan, claimed in a tweet the move was an “unprecedented voluntary initiative of stringent cuts”.

The military's media wing stated in a later tweet that the cuts “will not be at the cost of defence and security.”

Khan stated that the money saved would be diverted to aid the development of the merged tribal areas and Balochistan.

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