ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is scheduled to chair a meeting of the National Security Committee (NSC) on Tuesday. The agenda will primarily focus on US President Donald Trump’s tweet regarding Pakistan.
“The United States has foolishly given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools,” Trump said in the early-morning New Year’s Day tweet.
“They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!”
It is expected that Pakistan will issue a response to Trump’s tweet following the NSC meeting.
The meeting was originally scheduled to take place on Wednesday along with a meeting of the federal cabinet. The top civilian and military leadership of the country will attend the meeting.
According to reports, the NSC meeting will be briefed by Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Pakistan’s diplomatic efforts, while the Director General Military Operations will brief on the efforts taken in the fight against terrorism.