Trump must apologise, retract his tweet about Pakistan: Abbasi

Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said US President Donald Trump should retract his tweet about Islamabad and tender an apology.

“The United States has given Pakistan more than 33 billion dollars in security assistance over the last 15 years, and they have given us nothing but lies & deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!” Mr Trump had said on micro-blogging site Twitter.

In an interview with a private TV channel here on Saturday, the Prime Minister said after the US leadership tweet, the government of Pakistan had very strongly responded to it

Stating that fencing of Pak-Afghan border will continue, Mr Abbasi asserted war is no solution to Afghan issue and it can be resolved through dialogue and Afghan owned and Afghan led process. About the repatriation of Afghan refugees, the Prime Minister said Pakistan had hosted three million refugees and bore the brunt of the Afghan issue, a report in Radio Pakistan said.

About Zainab’s murder case in Kasur, he expressed satisfaction over the Punjab provincial government’s progress in investigation of the case. Responding to a question, Mr Abbasi said Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan should tender an apology for his derogatory remarks about Parliament.

He said the democratic system is prevailing in Pakistan and all institutions have their specific roles and rights.


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