Islamabad (January 2, 2018) : The Foreign Office (FO) on Monday evening summoned United States ambassador David Hale over US President Donald Trump’s statement against Pakistan.
According to sources, Hale was summoned to record protest against Trump’s statements. The US president alleged in his tweet that Pakistan has given nothing except for “lies and deceit” in return for the aid the US provided Pakistan with.
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To discuss Trump’s statement, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has also summoned a meeting of the National Security Committee, the sources said. The premier wants to take leaders of the opposition parties into confidence over the controversial tweet by the US president, sources added.
In a tweet on Monday, the US president claimed that the United States had foolishly given Pakistan over $33 billion in aid over the last 15 years.
In his tweet, Trump accused Pakistan of thinking US leaders to be fools. “They give safe havens to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!”
Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, in a reply to the US president’s tweet, said Pakistan will let the world know the truth and will be responding to Trump’s tweet.