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FM Kh. Asif To Brief Parliamentary Leaders Today

Islamabad (January 04, 2018): Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif will brief parliamentary leaders on the ongoing diplomatic friction between Pakistan and United States of America in a joint parliamentary session of national security committee today.

The government aims to take the parliamentary leaders into confidence over Pakistan’s response to the crisis by taking notes of the recommendations of parliamentary leaders on the issue.

Earlier, the National Security Committee (NSC) expressed its disappointment over US President Donald Trump’s Statement but decided not to take measures in haste in reply to US accusations.

The high-level huddle of the country’s civilian and military leadership, chaired by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, was held on Tuesday after Trump’s tweet and threat to cut Pakistan’s aid.  Trump administration to announce cuts in ‘security assistance’ to Pakistan: sources

“The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools,” Trump said in the early-morning New Year’s day tweet. “They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!”

The committee stated that the country is undeterred in its resolve for establishing peace
in Pakistan and has fought the war on terror with unflinching resolve.

The statement further added that during visits by US officials, it was decided to move forward with mutual trust and cooperation, which would also lead to stability in Afghanistan.

Trump’s comments “struck with great insensitivity” and “negated the decades of sacrifices made by the Pakistani nation”, further said the statement.Elaborating further, the NSC stated that Pakistan can not be blamed for failures in Afghanistan and accusing allies will not lead to the establishment of peace in the neighbouring country.

It added that large areas of Afghanistan are outside the government’s writ and have become safe havens for terrorists which endanger the region.

Pakistan also voiced its support for the Afghan government’s efforts for peace, with the NSC agreeing that peace in Afghanistan is not only linked to peace and stability in the region but also important for peace in the world.

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