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Pakistan FM meets PM after Trump's remarks

Trump accused Pakistan of giving nothing to the US but 'lies and deceit' in return for $33 billion aid

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

Khawaja Asif, new Pakistan Foreign Minister. Photo: Twitter
Pakistan Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif. Photo: Twitter

Pakistan on Monday called on after accused of giving nothing to the US but "lies and deceit", a media report said.

"The meeting held a detailed review of the Trump's statement," the Geo TV reported, citing its sources.

It said the two leaders also discussed on the country's foreign policy.

"We will respond to President Trump's tweet shortly inshallah...Will let the world know the truth..difference between facts & fiction..," Asif tweeted.

In a scathing attack, Trump accused Pakistan of giving nothing to the US but "lies and deceit" in return for $33 billion aid and said has provided "safe haven" to terrorists.

"The has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools," Trump said in a strongly worded tweet.

"They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!" Trump said in his first tweet of the year.

This is the strongest attack that has come from the His remarks came days after reported that the US is considering withholding $225 million in aid to Pakistan reflecting its dissatisfaction with the latter's reluctance in the war against terrorism.

First Published: Tue, January 02 2018. 02:29 IST