Trumped by US, Pakistan turns to China

DECCAN CHRONICLE. | SHAFQAT ALI
Published Jan 3, 2018, 6:33 am IST
Updated Jan 3, 2018, 6:33 am IST
Pakistan Foreign Office summoned Ambassador David Hale Monday night.
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Islamabad: Pakistan summoned the US envoy to register its protest after US President Donald Trump strongly rebuked the country for its "lies and deceit," accusing it of sheltering terrorists while receiving billions of dollars in aid. Pakistan Foreign Office summoned Ambassador David Hale Monday night as Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua sought an explanation over Trump's remarks while instituting a review of relations.

PPP chief Bilawal Bhutto said Trump’s allegations meant the “US is no longer interested in defeating terrorism", adding, “someone please explain to Donald Trump, the difference between coalition support fund reimbursement for work done, and US aid given for humanitarian reasons, to win hearts and minds.” However, he also called for Islamabad to “articulate and implement a counter violent extremism strategy not because of what the US wants but because we need to succeed.”

 





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