Pakistan retorts to Trump’s tweet, says don’t blame us for your failure in Afghanistan

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 02 January 2018, 07:49 AM

In a strongly worded reaction to US accusations and allegations, the Pakistan Army spokesman, Major General Asif Ghafoor has asserted that the aid Pakistan received from the US was the reimbursement for support Islamabad gave to the coalition for its fight against Al Qaeda and other terrorist networks. 

Pakistan’s Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has said that the US should not put blames for its failure in Afghanistan on Pakistan, adding that Pakistan has rendered unmatched sacrifices in the war against terrorism and there is no ambiguity about it. 

Pakistan Foreign Office has also warned against the malicious campaign being used to trivialize Pakistan's achievements in the war against terrorism and said allies do not put each other on notice. 

Pakistan's Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir-Khan said his country has given the US a free hand as anti-terror ally including land and air communication, military bases and intelligence cooperation that decimated Al-Qaeda over last 16years. He added that in return the US has given Pakistan nothing but invective and mistrust adding that the US overlooks cross-border safe havens of terrorists who murder Pakistanis, which is probably a veiled hint at India.

First Published: Tuesday, January 02, 2018 07:42 AM

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