Pak in denial; says rendered 'unmatched sacrifices' in war against terrorism

Pakistan Foreign Office also issued a warning against what it called ''malicious campaign'' being used to trivialize Pakistan's achievements in the war against terrorism. Photograph:( Twitter )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jan 01, 2018, 04.55 PM (IST)

Hours after Donald Trump lambasted Pakistan for giving US nothing but "lies and deceit" in return for billions in aid, Pakistan Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting said that the US should not blame Pakistan for its failure in Afghanistan. Pakistan has rendered ''unmatched sacrifices'' in the ''war against terrorism'' and there was no ambiguity about it.

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In a strongly worded reaction to earlier US accusations, Pakistan Army spokesman, Major General Asif Ghafoor, asserted that aid Pakistan received from the US was "reimbursement for support Islamabad gave to the coalition for its fight against Al Qaeda". 

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Pakistan Foreign Office also issued a warning against what it called ''malicious campaign'' being used to trivialize Pakistan's achievements in the war against terrorism. The foreign office said that allies do not put each other on notice. 

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Pakistan also said that it received nothing but invective and mistrust from US for the cooperation it extended for ''war on terrorism''.  

Pakistan as anti-terror ally has given land, air communication, military bases, intel cooperation that decimated Al-Qaeda over last 16 years free of cost, but they have given us nothing in return but invective and mistrust, the statement said.

The statement also accused the US of overlooking the cross-border safe havens of terrorists who murder Pakistanis.