Monday, 19 August 2019

Imran Khan hits back at Trumps tirade against Pakistan

KARACHI/WASHINGTON:US President Donald Trump sparked off a Twitter spat with the Pakistani prime minister, Imran Khan, Monday evening when he reiterated the allegations he had leveled in a interview a day earlier.

Trump accused Pakistan of “doing nothing” for the United States despite receiving “billions of dollars” in aid. He defended his administration’s move to cancel financial aid to Pakistan

“We no longer pay Pakistan billions of dollars because they would take our money and do nothing for us. Bin Laden being a prime example, Afghanistan being another,” the US president wrote on the social networking site.

“They were just one of many countries that take from the United States without giving anything in return. That’s ending!”

Minutes after Trump’s tweets, Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan also took to the microblogging site to respond to the US president’s new rant. He described Trump’s false assertions as ‘adding insult to the injury’.

“Trump’s false assertions add insult to the injury Pakistan has suffered in the US war on terror in terms of lives lost and destabilised and economic costs,” Imran wrote.

“He [Trump] needs to be informed about historical facts. Pakistan has suffered enough fighting US’s war. Now we will do what is best for our people and our interests,” he added.

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