Pakistan fires back after 'incomprehensible' Trump tweet

Pakistan fires back after 'incomprehensible' Trump tweet

Pakistan fires back after 'incomprehensible' Trump tweet

Pakistan says it is preparing a response to President Trump, who wrote in a New Year's Day tweet that Islamabad was giving Washington only "lies & deceit" in exchange for billions of dollars in US aid.

"They work with us at times, and they also harbor the terrorists that attack our troops in Afghanistan", she told reporters at the United Nations on Tuesday.

Asif said the United States government's claim of releasing a dispensation of $33 billion in aid to Pakistan was also baseless, the Express news reported.

Trump, on Monday, tweeted that the U.S. had been "foolishly" providing military aid to Pakistan for 15 years, but in return, it has only received 'lies and deceit'.

Defense Minister Khurram Dastgir-Khan hit back on Twitter, writing that Pakistan, as an "anti-terror ally" of the United States, had given Washington land and air communication, military bases and intelligence cooperation that "decimated Al-Qaeda over last 16yrs" while America "has given us nothing but invective& mistrust".

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"Trump said on Monday that Pakistan harbors terrorists while the USA provides it with aid".

The Trump administration has already withheld $255 million in military aid - part of a $1.1 billion package approved by US Congress in 2016.

In his first Tweets in 2018, Trump slashed Pakistan strongly, a recurrent situation.

According to a readout from a meeting of Pakistan's National Security Committee held on Tuesday, the body noted its "deep disappointment with some of the recent statements" by Mr. Trump.

"Remember every time we spoke of your deception and support for mass murder of Afghans you would mention one of the above names".

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On Monday, Trump claimed that the United States had given Pakistan $33 billion, but got no cooperation in return, a statement rejected by Islamabad. "And this is something that the administration continues to watch on the daily basis. and the president receives daily updates and briefings and I can't go into any further detail beyond that", Sanders said. Though Pakistan hit back saying it had cooperated with the U.S. as an anti-terror ally and helped in decimating Al-Qaeda over the years, the response is not convincing because it does not reflect the ground realities.

Reuters reported late on Wednesday that the White House has been informing members of Congress it has decided "to cut off "security assistance" to Pakistan". He was referring to accusation by the U.S. and Afghanistan regarding the presence of militant bases in Pakistan.

However, there was no immediate response from the Pakistan Foreign Office. The ministry could not be reached for comment but the US Embassy in Islamabad confirmed on Tuesday that a meeting had taken place.

Protesters gathered at District Council Chowk in Faisalabad and a group staged a protest at Jinnah Chowk in Sukkur among other cities to condemn Trump's allegations against Pakistan.

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