Published On: Mon, Aug 28th, 2017

Trump remarks about Pakistan, COAS responded


Trump remarks about PakistanAfter listening to Trump remarks about Pakistan, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa told said that Pakistan doesn’t want financial aid from the US, instead Pakistan needs to be trusted and treated with respect. He was speaking to the US Ambassador David Hale.

The military’s media wing Inter-Service Public Relations released the statement that they were meeting at the army’s General Headquarters in Rawalpindi. Bajwa was briefed about the new South Asia policy announced by the President Donald Trump.

Trump was announcing the new Afghan policy, it demanded more troop deployment and Indian involvement in Afghanistan. Trump criticized Pakistan, alleging of providing safe havens to the “agents of chaos”.

The US president said that they couldn’t keep silence about Pakistan’s safe havens for terrorist organizations.

In response to Trump’s criticism the army chief said that Pakistan is not looking for financial aid from the US, but Pakistan expects to be trusted and acknowledged on Pakistan’s contributions in the war against terrorism.

ISPR statement said that COAS highlighted and appreciated Pakistan’s effort and its journey and importance of contributing in bringing peace in Afghanistan.

He also added that all such effort were not taken to please anyone but for the sake of security and national interest of our country.

Gen Bajwa also said that the key to bringing peace in the war in Afghanistan and bringing it to a logical conclusion wouldn’t be possible without collaboration between all stakeholders.

Hale told the COAS that the US values Pakistan’s role in the so-called “War against Terror” and seeks the country’s cooperation in resolving the Afghan issue.

A day earlier, the ambassador had similarly briefed Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Washington’s new policy and statements made by Trump regarding Pakistan.

During the meeting, Asif had told the ambassador that Pakistan would continue to work with the international community to eliminate the threat of terrorism.

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