Foreign Minister challenges Trump to audit alleged $33b aid to Pakistan

Washington can’t win Afghan war sans Islamabad’s support: Khawaja Asif

ISLAMABAD: Foreign minister Khawaja Asif has challenged Washington on Tuesday to have a United States (US) audit agency review the sum of aid given to Pakistan in the last 15 years, claimed by Donald Trump to be $33billion.
Statement of Asif has come in a day after Trump alleged Pakistan of not pursuing war on terror as claimed and declared the aid given to Pakistan in the past years a waste.
“He can hire a US based audit firm on our expense to verify this figure & let the world know who is lying and deceiving,” the foreign minister stated on Twitter.
On Monday, Asif had stated in his response to Trump’s anti-Pakistan tirade that the difference between facts and fiction would soon be let known to the world. He had stated that truth would be told to the world soon.
Foreign minister’s statement today has come in after he attended a meeting of National Security Committee (NSC) in Islamabad presided over by Prime Minister (PM) Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.
Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Chief of the Naval Staff (CNS) Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi, Chief of the Air Staff (CAS) Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, defence minister, interior minister, foreign minister, Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee (CJCSC) and top officials of intelligence agencies attended the meeting.
State media reported: “The meeting discussed the way forward in the wake of US President Donald Trump s recent anti Pakistan remarks. Ministers for Interior, Foreign Affairs and Defense, services chiefs, national security advisor and other high ranking civil and military officials attended the meeting.”


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