Balance response to Trump’s Tirade: Pakistan’s Parliamentary body on National Security agrees

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly’s Speaker Ayaz Sadiq said that a balance response is needed to counter President of United States Donald Trump’s tweet in which the US President alleged Pakistan for “Deceit and lies” in the fight against terror.

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Ayaz Sadiq was speaking to the media after presiding the session of parliamentary Committee on National Security, following NSC meeting, Cabinet meeting; upholding the view that response must not be given in haste.

On Thursday, parliamentary leaders attended the session of committee in which Foreign Minister Khuwaja Asif also briefed the members on Trump’s tirade and Pakistan possible respone.

National Security Adviser Nasser Janjua, Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua and Defense Minister Khurram Dastgir also attended the session.

On Monday, 1st January 2017 Donald Trump tweeted against Pakistan, alleging Pakistan for fooling their leaders and announcing to withhold aid.

On Wednesday ambassador of United States Nikki Haley announced to withhold $255Million aid to Pakistan.

Foreign Minister of Pakistan Khuwaja Asif briefed the committee that Trump is using the tone of India, adding that US can’t make Pakistan a scapegoat for the losses it suffered in Afghanistan.

The parliamentary leaders all agreed to give a balance response to Donald Trump.

This was the tweet that sparked escalations, protest and war of words by Pakistan over Trump’s tirade.

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