13 September 2017

News Story: Pakistani PM warns U.S. against cutting military assistance

ISLAMABAD, Sept. 12 (Xinhua) -- Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that U.S. sanctions against Pakistani officials, or further cutting of military assistance will be counter-productive, local media reported Tuesday.

Abbasi said any such move would harm war against militancy, which both countries are fighting for the last 16 years, Urdu newspaper Roznama Express said.

He warned that Washington will not achieve its counter-terrorism aims by starving Pakistan of funds, adding that both countries need to make cooperative efforts to win over militancy in the region.

The PM's remarks came after Washington asked Islamabad to do more against militant group Haqqani Network, which it believes has close ties with Pakistan.

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