The United States of America has accused Pakistan on Tuesday of playing a double game on fighting terrorism and warned Islamabad it would have to do more if it wanted to maintain US aid.
“They can do more to stop terrorism and we want them to do that,” White House spokes woman Sarah Sanders told reporters. Sources said that US will soon put more pressure on Pakistan to stop terrorism.
Haley told reporters. “They work with us at times, and they also harbor the terrorists that attack our troops in Afghanistan.”That game is not acceptable to this administration. We expect far more cooperation from Pakistan in the fight against terrorism.”
The comments followed an angry tweet from President Donald Trump on Monday that the United States had been rewarded with “nothing but lies and deceit” for “foolishly” giving Pakistan more than $33 billion in aid in the last 15 years.
“They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!” he tweeted.
Pakistan has summoned American Ambassador David Hale to know about the more information.
Relations between America and Pakistan are not good as Pakistan is continuously supporting Haqqani network and not taking any measures to stop this and it also blames Pakistan of supporting terrorist who usually attack American troops in Afghanistan.
America also stated that top Afghan militants lives in Pakistan and also said it will cut the aid and also take some strict measures to stop all this if Pakistan does not take strong actions on this .
In 2016, Taliban leader Mullah Mansour was killed by a US drone strike inside Pakistan and in 2011, al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was found and killed by US troops in the garrison town of Abbottabad.
Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday called a National Security Committee meeting of civilian and military chiefs, focusing on Trump’s tweet. The meeting, which lasted nearly three hours, was brought forward by a day and followed an earlier meeting of army generals.
The committee, in a statement issued by the prime minister’s office, did not name Trump but spoke of “deep disappointment” at a slew of critical comments coming from US officials over the past few months.“Recent statements and articulation by the American leadership were completely incomprehensible as they contradicted facts manifestly, struck with great insensitivity at the trust between two nations built over generations, and negated the decades of sacrifices made by the Pakistani nation,”.
President Donald Trump receives applaud and support from top US lawmakers for stopping aid to Pakistan
US President Donald Trump is receiving praise from top American lawmakers, including some of his critics, over his move to block USD 255 million military aid to Pakistan. The US has decided to withhold the aid saying the fate of such assistance will depend on Islamabad’s response to terrorism on its soil. Senator Rand Paul yesterday announced his agreement with Trump over the move and promised to bring in a legislation in the Congress to stop all US aid to Pakistan.
“I wholeheartedly agree with President Trump on this. The US has given USD 34 billion in direct aid and military reimbursements to Pakistan since 2002. That is not putting America first. White House puts the figure at USD 33 billion.