Pakistan summons U.S. ambassador over Trump's tweet

This comes after the United States administration was considering whether to withhold $255 million in aid to Pakistan as it feels Islamabad was not doing enough to counter terrorism.

"Baloch people see US President Donald Trump's Pak aid statement as a very positive development, hope it is not just a pressure building measure against Pakistan but a true realization", he said.

"US must disengage with Pakistan and its terrorist army, it should stop giving funds to Pakistan, impose a travel ban on them, limit the global reach of Pakistani banks and isolate Pak from worldwide financial system", ANI quoted World Baloch Women Forum (WBWF)'s Naela Quadri Baloch as saying.

Saeed claimed that India is behind the Donald Trump's move to cut the military aid to Pakistan.

Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif and opposition leaders joined hands to come up with angry reaction to Trump's tweet and said the USA president is shifting blame of the US failure in Afghanistan to Pakistan. Trump wrote on his Twitter account, adding that: "They give safe havens to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help".

"We have started the construction of forts and posts on the Afghan border for effective border management - what more does the USA and Afghanistan want from us?"


"He has tweeted against us (Pakistan) and Iran for his domestic consumption", Asif told Geo TV on Monday. "It's more likely to be an expression of frustration or a statement of intent rather than an actual declaration of a new policy".

Commenting on the tweet, Dastagir said Pakistan had extended unprecedented cooperation to the United States for eliminating Al-Qaeda from its soil and Afghanistan, besides fighting the war against terrorism. That number is a significant decrease from the $526 million allotted in fiscal 2017.

Hours after Trump's tweet a top White House official confirmed that Washington has indeed chose to block $255 million aid to Islamabad.

This anxious Indian officials who had hoped Trump would be taking a stronger stance on Pakistan. The Islamist cleric - who led the militant group that carried out the terrorist attacks on Mumbai in 2008, which left more than 160 civilians dead - had been arrested last January.

Trump's senior administration officials met last month to decide what to do about the money. "Those days are over", Pence said.

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