US President Donald Trump to send top diplomatic and military advisers to Pakistan

Updated On : 07 Oct , 2017 , 11:42 PM
Pakistan which is a non Nato ally of the US has also been accused of being the safe heaven for various terrorist groups which are banned by the US. (Photo-PTI)
Pakistan which is a non Nato ally of the US has also been accused of being the safe heaven for various terrorist groups which are banned by the US. (Photo-PTI)
New Delhi :

In what can be called a major step taken towards crackdown of terrorism US Prsident Doanld Trump is about to send his top military and diplomatic advisors to Pakistan in the coming weeks. 

Among the top officials are US Secretary of  State Rex Tillerson and Defence Secretary James Mattis.
This step by Trump is being seen as very important from the point of fighting global terrorism where Pakistan has been a major ally to the United States (US) ever since its creation. 

Pakistan which is a non Nato ally of the US has also been accused of being the safe heaven for various terrorist groups which are banned by the US. 

In his speech on 'US' military engagement in Afghanistan', Trump said, "The U.S. can no longer be silent about Pakistan's safe havens for terrorist organizations, the Taliban and others, that pose a threat to the region and beyond ... No partnership can survive a country's harboring of militants, the U.S. will further develop its strategic partnership with India," he added. 

"We have been paying Pakistan billions and billions of dollars at the same time they are housing the very terrorists that we are fighting," he said an August address.

The US-Pak relationship became more bitter when in 2011 former President Barack Obama send a team of US Navy Seals to Paksitan to take down al- Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden. 

First Published : Saturday, October 07, 2017 11:30 PM
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