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US should not make Pakistan a scapegoat for their failures: Imran Khan
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US should not make Pakistan a scapegoat for their failures: Imran Khan

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 19 Nov 2018, 12:33 pm

Islamabad, Nov 19 (IBNS): PM Imran Khan on Monday countered US president Donald Trump over slamming his nation and said he should not make Pakistan a 'scapegoat' for their failures.

In a series of tweets, Khan attacked Donald Trump and his government over the President's recent remarks on Pakistan where he said the Asian nation does not do 'anything' for America.

"Record needs to be put straight on Mr Trump's tirade against Pakistan: 1. No Pakistani was involved in 9/11 but Pak decided to participate in US War on Terror. 2. Pakistan suffered 75,000 casualties in this war & over $123 bn was lost to economy. US "aid" was a miniscule $20 bn," Imran tweeted.

"Our tribal areas were devastated & millions of ppl uprooted from their homes. The war drastically impacted lives of ordinary Pakistanis. 4. Pak continues to provide free lines of ground & air communications(GLOCs/ALOCs).Can Mr Trump name another ally that gave such sacrifices?," he said.

The PM further said: "Instead of making Pakistan a scapegoat for their failures, the US should do a serious assessment of why, despite 140000 NATO troops plus 250,000 Afghan troops & reportedly $1 trillion spent on war in Afghanistan, the Taliban today are stronger than before."

Trump attacks Pakistan:

US President Donald Trump has once again attacked Pakistan holding that the South Asian nation does not do  'anything' for America and even helped terrorist Osama Bin Laden hide near its garrison city.

Defending his government move of stopping hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to Pakistan, Trump told Fox News: "And we give Pakistan $1.3 billion a year . ... [bin Laden] lived in Pakistan, we’re supporting Pakistan, we’re giving them $1.3 billion a year -- which we don’t give them anymore, by the way. I ended it because they don’t do anything for us, they don’t do a damn thing for us."

 

He also referred to Laden and his former compound in Abbottabad, and told the news channel: "You know, living – think of this – living in Pakistan, beautifully in Pakistan in what I guess they considered a nice mansion, I don’t know, I’ve seen nicer."

"But living in Pakistan right next to the military academy, everybody in Pakistan knew he was there," he added.

The compound in the Pakistani city was demolished shortly after United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group forces, in a daring late-night helicopter raid, killed the terrorist

Laden was killed in 2011.

In September, the US military had declared that it will cancel the $300m (£230m) aid to the South Asian nation as the latter has failed to take action against militant groups operating from its soil.