WASHINGTON (Agencies) - The United States has cut aid for Pakistan amid accusations that the Islamabad aided anti-US militants. According to report on civilian efforts in Afghanistan and Pakistan that was sent to congressional offices, the Congress backed off from its 2009 promise to triple non-military aid to Pakistan over five years. It said, however, that the Obama administration intended for assistance to Islamabad to continue and wants to focus on 'signature projects in Pakistan. US officials are currently looking to select a major new infrastructure project that would both contribute to power generation and water management in Pakistan, it said. In report on Pakistan and Afghanistan, the State Department said civilian aid to Pakistan dropped from $1.5 billion to $1.1 billion this year. The administration said how much is provided next year is uncertain but the administration is committed to robust, multi-year civilian assistance. The US has been frustrated with Pakistans willingness to crack down on the Haqqani network, considered a major threat to US troops in Afghanistan. The State Department report said Congress had slipped on its 2009 promise to triple non-military aid to Pakistan over five years. The appropriations reached the promised level of $1.5 billion in 2010, but last year amounted to only $1.1 billion, the document said. US civilian aid to Afghanistan has peaked, the State Department said in new report, declaring the United States would spend less on development assistance there as it withdraws troops from the country. We have reached the high water mark of our civilian funding levels for Afghanistan, the department said in status report on civilian efforts. US economic and humanitarian aid to Afghanistan has fallen from $4.1 billion in 2010 to $2.5 billion this year, the report by the office of the Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan said. Special Correspondent adds: US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said that disengaging civilian assistance in Pakistan and Afghanistan would undermine the national security interests and the military and political efforts of the United States. As US commanders on the ground will attest, it is critical to our broader strategy that civilian assistance continue in both Afghanistan and Pakistan, she said while delivering her remarks on the release of Status Report: Afghanistan and Pakistan Civilian Engagement here Friday. Clinton claimed that the civilian surge in Afghanistan and Pakistan that President Barack Obama launched in 2009 to accompany the military surge in Afghanistan had helped advance US goals of defeating Qaeda, reversing the Talibans momentum in key areas, and bolstering the economy and civil society of both countries. As US troops begin a phased drawdown in Afghanistan as part of the larger plan for transition, our civilian initiatives in both Afghanistan and Pakistan are assuming new importance, she added. We will continue supporting an Afghan-led peace process that meets our red-lines. This wont be easy, but reconciliation is still possible and is the best hope for peace and stability in Afghanistan and the region, Clinton said. We will continue to build capacity and opportunity in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and across the region, because lasting stability and security go hand in hand with greater economic opportunity, she added. The report provides a thorough review of our civilian efforts, identifies significant challenges and areas of progress, and outlines the way forward. It places the work of our diplomats, development experts, and other civilian specialists within the framework of the fight, talk, build strategy, she said. We will continue the fight, as coalition and Afghan forces increase the pressure on the Taliban, the Haqqani network, and other insurgents. Clinton added that In Afghanistan, build means supporting Afghans in laying the foundation for sustainable economic growth in the run-up to 2014, while also shifting from short-term stabilization projects to long-term development programs. In Pakistan, it means leveraging the resources provided by the landmark Kerry-Lugar-Berman legislation to address major economic challenges that threaten Pakistans stability, Clinton remarked. And across the wider region, it means pursuing a broader, long-term vision for regional economic integration a New Silk Road that will lower trade barriers, create jobs, and reinforce political stability, maintained. Our civilian efforts were never designed to solve all of Afghanistans development challenges or to completely turn around Pakistans economy. But they do aim to give Afghans and Pakistanis a stake in their countries futures and undercut the appeal of insurgency. This strategy is rooted in a lesson we have learned over and over again, all over the world lasting stability and security go hand in hand with economic opportunity. People need a realistic hope for a better life, a job, and a chance to provide for their family. It recognizes the vital role of women and civil society in building more stable and prosperous countries and in achieving lasting peace and reconciliation. And it puts accountability and transparency at the heart of all our efforts. The top American diplomat underscored to sceptical legislators on the Capitol Hill that as our commanders on the ground will attest, it is critical to our broader strategy that civilian assistance continue in both Afghanistan and Pakistan.