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Trump's 'no more' holds no importance: Khawaja Asif

Trump's 'no more' holds no importance: Khawaja Asif

There had already been rumours that the Trump administration was planning to block about $255 million in aid to Pakistan.

"We have been paying Pakistan billions and billions of dollars at the same time they are housing the very terrorists that we are fighting", Donald Trump had said and added that "But that will have to change, and that will change immediately".

Earlier today, the United States president had said that his country has foolishly distributed aid to Pakistan even as it continued its support to terrorist.

Last month, Trump hinted that he could cut off the aid.

Donald Trump entered his second calendar year as USA president on Monday, and it appears he's resolved to continue putting allies and rival nations on notice through Twitter.

"We have made clear to Pakistan that while we desire continued partnership, we must see decisive action against terrorist groups operating on their territory".

'Horrific': Plane crash kills 5 on Christmas Eve trip
Polk County Sheriff's deputies said the twin-engine plane crashed at the end of the runway near Ben Durrance Road in Bartow. The Cessna 340 plane that crashed at the Bartow Airbase in Florida on December 24, 2017.


Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif responded angrily to Trump's tweet, telling Geo television in an Urdu-language interview: "The United States should hold its own people accountable for its failures in Afghanistan".

But if anyone had been hoping that the president might consider giving up tweeting for his New Year's Resolution, they didn't have to wait long to be disappointed.

As the year came to an end, US Vice President Mike Pence in a surprise visit to Afghanistan's Bagram air base warned that Trump has now "put Pakistan on notice" in what is the harshest US warning to Islamabad since the beginning of the Afghan war over 16 years ago.

Trump and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson were among those in the administration to praise Pakistan in October after security officials there rescued from captivity of American Caitlan Coleman, her Canadian husband Joshua Boyle and their children.

India has also, time and again, protested against Pakistan for harbouring Saeed - wanted for allegedly plotting the Mumbai attacks that took place on November 26, 2008. And we make massive payments every year to Pakistan.

After the September 11, 2001 terror attacks in the United States, Washington forged a strategic alliance with Islamabad to help in its fight against extremists.


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