The Australian government has cut aid to Pakistan from $39m to $19m, according to reports.
The Australian government announced on Tuesday that it is reducing the nation’s foreign aid budget by about US$82.5 million.
A majority of the cuts will be in the amount spent on aid programmes in southeast and South Asia.
Aid to Cambodia will drop from $56 million to $43 million.
Foreign Minister Marise Payne said in a statement that the budget was about “advancing Australia’s national interests by protecting our security and prosperity.”
“As our South-East Asian neighbours transition from developing economies, the Morrison Government is increasingly focused on building economic resilience, alongside poverty alleviation,” she said.