Reacting to Donald Trump’s “lies and deceit” comments, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said the US president “is singing to India’s tune” and the civil-military leadership is on the same page.
According to Express News, Asif said that the US government’s claim of releasing a dispensation of $33 billion in aid to Pakistan is also baseless.
Speaking during a meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security on Thursday, which was presided over by National Assembly Speaker Ayaz Sadiq, the foreign minister said the Trump administration disregarded the facts presented by Pakistan about the situation in Afghanistan.
He added that Washington is blaming Islamabad for its own failure in the war-torn country.
The foreign minister went on to say that the Trump stance disregards the many sacrifices Pakistan has made in the war against terrorism. “We will not make any deals when it comes to our honour,” he added.
In the last four years, Asif said, we have been forced to deal with the mess left behind in Afghanistan for so many decades.
The foreign minister said that the war in Afghanistan cannot be fought in Pakistan and “we need to find a peaceful solution to the issue”.
“We shall take all decisions in this regard taking into account our national interests,” he said.
Asif had rejected the allegations levelled against him by the petitioner