Published: Sat, January 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Pakistan Ready To Account For US Aid Amid Trump's Critical Remarks

Pakistan Ready To Account For US Aid Amid Trump's Critical Remarks

Donald Trump has launched an extraordinary verbal attack on Pakistan, accusing its government of "lies and deceit" in accepting billions of dollars in USA aid.

In August, Trump had accused Pakistan of providing safe havens to terrorists.

According to Reuters, Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi held a security meeting with the country's top civilian and military chiefs on Tuesday.

Pakistan summoned the US ambassador in protest against US President Donald Trump's angry tweet about Pakistan's "lies and deceit", while Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif dismissed the outburst as a political stunt.

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley defended Trump's decision to block aid to Pakistan and said, "There are clear reasons for this".

The New York Times reported on December 29 that US officials had sought but been denied access to a member of the Taliban-linked Haqqani network captured in Pakistan who potentially could provide information about at least one American hostage.

Pakistani Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir-Khan rebuked the U.S. president's tweet and said that though Islamabad was its ally, America has given it nothing but invective and mistrust.

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President Trump on Monday criticized Pakistan in strong words for harboring the terrorist groups despite receiving billions in aid to support the counter-terrorism efforts in Afghanistan.

A wave of anger is sweeping Pakistan over President Donald Trump's tweet, prompting several analysts to express the fear that bilateral relations might be irreparably damaged unless it is controlled immediately.

In the tweet, Trump has also added that Pakistan has provided safety to terrorists.

Pakistani officials say tough U.S. measures threaten to push Pakistan further into the arms of China, which has deepened ties with Islamabad.

He further said that there is a "clarity" in Washington's stance now and maintained that there should be US-regional coalition to pressurise Pakistan army to bring peace.

According to Diaa Hadid, NPR's correspondent in Islamabad, Pakistan, as senior ministers and military officials hold a national security committee meeting to assess the relationship with the United States, she says, "What we modestly expect them to say is that they are seeking out other foreign allies", such as China and Russian Federation.

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