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Pak felt betrayed by US' statement: Gen. Bajwa

ANI  |  Rawalpindi [Pakistan] 

Pakistan's of Staff (COAS) Qamar Javed on Friday asserted that his entire nation felt betrayed over the recent statements and asserted that will continue its counter efforts without US' financial support.

"received two telephone calls from (CENTCOM), and one from a U.S. over the week to discuss Pakistan-U.S. security cooperation post Donal Trump's tweet," the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in an official statement.

"apprised COAS about the U.S. decision regarding security assistance and coalition support fund. The General said that the U.S. values Pakistan's role towards the war on terror and expected that on-going turbulence remains a temporary phase," the statement added.

The ISPR further said that the General also conveyed to the that the U.S. is not contemplating any unilateral action inside Pakistan, but is seeking cooperation to tackle Afghan nationals who, in U.S.' view, use Pakistan's soil against

"is fully aware of the U.S. concerns on activities of Afghan nationals in and we are already undertaking multiple actions through operation 'Radd ul Fasaad' to deny any residual capacity to terrorists of all hue and colour for which return of Afghan Refugees is an essential prerequisite," said.

"Pakistan is also strengthening border controls unilaterally but if genuinely feels affected by Pakistan, bilateral border management must be Kabul's top priority as well," he added.

The stated that Pakistan will not seek resumption of aid, but expect honourable recognition of its sacrifices and unwavering resolve in the fight against for peace and stability in the region.

"Pakistan shall continue its sincere counter efforts even without US financial support in accordance with our national interest and shall remain committed to bringing it to its logical conclusion along with other stakeholders," Bajwa said.

"Pakistan has suffered hugely due to great power contestation in the region," he added.

He further emphasised that Pakistan will keep supporting all initiatives for peace in

"General Joseph L. Votel acknowledged the effectiveness of some of the recent actions taken by Pakistan to ensure that Pakistan's hospitality to Afghan Refugees is not misused in any way. General Joseph L. Votel agreed that both countries stand to gain from cooperative engagement," the statement said.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 21:13 IST