Pakistani politicians outburst against Trump’s remarks

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In response to US President Donald Trump’s address, this morning pertaining to the US strategy in Afghanistan, Imran Khan, and other politicians, in the country took to Twitter to express their views on the US president’s harsh comments against Pakistan.

“So the US again blames Pak for its deeply flawed & failed Afghan policy stretching over a decade,” Chairman Pakistan Tehrik-e-Insaaf [PTI], Imran Khan said in a series of tweets.

Pakistan People’s Party [PPP] Senator Sherry Rehman did not find anything new in US policy on Afghanistan.

Muttahida Qaumi Movement – Pakistan’s [MQM-P] Syed Ali Raza Abidi raised concerns on US-India ties.

“As far as threat of sanctions are concerned has anyone told trump that US flows to Pak are so small as to be nearly irrelevant,” PTI’s Asad Umar said.

US President Donald Trump, lambasted Pakistan, on Monday, during his first formal address to the nation as commander-in-chief.

Recognising the contributions and sacrifices of the Pakistani military, he said “the country has been a valued partner. Our militaries have worked together against common enemies. The Pakistani people have suffered greatly from terrorism and extremism. We recognise those contributions and those sacrifices.”

He went on to claim, however, that the US could “no longer be silent about Pakistan’s safe havens for terrorist organisations,” warning that vital aid could be cut.

“It is time for Pakistan to demonstrate its commitment to civilisation, order, and to peace,” he said, warming that vital aid could be cut. “We can no longer be silent about Pakistan’s safe havens for terrorist organisations.”

An official response from the government and/or ISPR is still awaited.

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