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Prez Trump compelled into reality check after PM Khan's response to offensive tweets: Pak minister

Press Trust of India  |  Islamabad 

A senior Pakistani and top aide of Khan Tuesday claimed that US was "compelled" to do a "reality check", days after his offensive tweets against for failing to help in combating terrorism.

Taking to a day after Khan said the US has written a letter to him, the for Human Rights said Trump was compelled to seek help from in bringing the to the negotiating table to end the brutal war in which has been going on for 17 years.

Last month Trump also said does not do "a damn thing" for the US, saying helped hide near its garrison city of

Mazari, known to be a hawk, in a series of tweets, said, "PM Khan's response to Trump's offensive tweets against compelled Trump to do a reality check and write to PM Khan asking for help in bringing peace to Afghanistan!"

"So much for those in Pakistan who were quivering after Khan's tweets went out!" she added.

In response to Trump's anti-Pakistan comments, Khan had hit back, advising to assess its efficiency in the war on terror instead of making Pakistan a scapegoat for its failure.

Meanwhile, Mazari also criticised US State Department's Reconciliation for his approach towards Pakistan.

She advised tough-talking Khalilzad to bring a "less arrogant and hostile mindset" during his ongoing visit to

Khalilzad, the veteran US tasked with making efforts to end the bloody war in Afghanistan, is known as a

Although both the US and Pakistan now have a commonality of views on seeking a to the Afghan problem, the trust deficit between the two is the real stumbling block. Relations between the two countries are tense despite recent efforts to reset the troubled ties, the Express Tribune reported.

At the heart of their stalemate is the US insistence on Pakistan to do more to bring the Afghan on to the negotiating table. still believes that Islamabad holds a considerable sway over the insurgent group.

Pakistan, however, insists that bringing the on the negotiating table is a shared responsibility of all the players.

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 18:40 IST
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