24 August 2017

News Story: Pakistan expresses disappointment at Trump's Afghan strategy

ISLAMABAD, Aug. 23 (Xinhua) -- Pakistan has showed disappointment at the U.S. President Donald Trump's strategy on Afghanistan and South Asia, the Foreign Ministry said.

In his long-awaited Afghanistan and South Asia strategy unveiled early Tuesday, the U.S. president alleged that "Pakistan often gives safe haven to agents of chaos, violence, and terror."

To review the situation arising out of the U.S. policy, Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqab Abbasi presided over a meeting of the federal cabinet and a statement was issued after the meeting saying that "instead of relying on the false narrative of safe havens, the U.S. needs to work with Pakistan to eradicate terrorism."

"No country in the world has suffered more than Pakistan from the scourge of terrorism, often perpetrated from outside our borders. It is therefore disappointing that the U.S. policy statement ignores the enormous sacrifices rendered by the Pakistani nation in this effort," the statement by the Foreign Ministry said.

It pointed out that no country in the world has done more than Pakistan to counter the menace of terrorism and that Pakistan has been and will continue to be part of the global counter terrorism efforts.

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