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Pak disappointed over US stand based on 'false narrative of safe havens'

Foreign Office said Trump ignored Pakistan's sacrifices, contributions in fighting terrorism

IANS  |  Islamabad 

Donald Trump (Photo: ANI)
Donald Trump (Photo: ANI)

on Wednesday said US President Donald Trump's warning to it was disappointing, adding must work with "instead of relying on the false narrative of safe havens".

In a new strategy to win America's longest war, Trump accused of "housing the very that we (Americans) are fighting" in

The Foreign Office said Trump had ignored the contributions and sacrifices Pakistan had made in fighting

"No country has done more than Pakistan to counter the menace of No country has suffered more than Pakistan from the scourge of terrorism, often perpetrated from outside our borders," the Foreign Office said in a statement.

The statement followed a cabinet meeting that discussed the new American strategy unveiled on late Monday.

"It is disappointing that the US policy statement ignores the enormous sacrifices rendered by the Pakistani nation," it added.

It said Pakistan does not allow use of its territory against any country. "Instead of relying on the false narrative of safe havens, the US needs to work with Pakistan to eradicate "

Pakistan has been accused by American and Afghan officials of harbouring terrorist sanctuaries -- a charge denies.

Pakistan said there can be "no exclusive military solution to the crisis in The military action during the last 17 years has not brought peace to Afghanistan, and it is not likely to do so in the future.

"Only an Afghan-led and Afghan-owned politically negotiated solution can lead to sustainable peace in Afghanistan," it added.

Pakistan is reaching out to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and before issuing a detailed rejoinder to Trump's new Afghan strategy.

Prior to the cabinet huddle, Prime Minister flew to to meet his deposed predecessor

First Published: Wed, August 23 2017. 19:46 IST