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Difa-e-Pakistan council protests against Trump's Pak tweet


ANI  |  Karachi [Pakistan] 

The Difa-e-Pakistan council on Tuesday protested against United States President Donald Trump over his recent tweet on Pakistan.

The Difa-e-Pakistan council also includes United Nations-designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed's Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD).

At the rally, Saeed said: "The entire Pakistan and Muslims are very angry with him [Trump]. We condemn the thought [tweet] Trump has said. We are not jealous of the American Government."

He also added that although the US had provided aid to them for the past many years, he rejected Trump's claims of the aid used for providing safe havens to terror camps in the country.

Saeed also said the JuD would teach him a lesson.

Trump, in a strongly-worded tweet, had earlier said the US had been 'foolishly' providing military aid to Pakistan for 15 years, but in return, it has only received 'lies and deceit.'

"The United States 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. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!" Trump posted on the micro-blogging site, on Monday.

The tweet came in the wake of the JuD chief looking to contest the 2018 general elections in Pakistan and thereby, forming a party by the name of Milli Muslim League (MML).

Earlier on December 30 too, a report emerged that the United States was considering to withhold a USD 255-million aid to Islamabad due to Pakistan's inability to destroy terror safe havens.

Saeed was recently released from house arrest after a Pakistani court cited lack of evidence against him in the 26/11 Mumbai attack case.

India has also, time and again, protested against Pakistan for harbouring Saeed - wanted for allegedly plotting the Mumbai attacks.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Tue, January 02 2018. 19:40 IST