Washington- The Obama administration is planning a 10 percent decrease in economic and security assistance provided to Pakistan in its new financial year budget proposal.

According to the Voice of America, the administration has sought over $800million of which $534million is reserved for civilian assistance and $307million for security assistance. The document says the Foreign Military Financing is essential to Pakistan’s efforts to increase stability on its western border region as well as overall stability within its own borders.

The request is part of US President Barack Obama’s $4 trillion spending plan for 2016.