Foreign Minister Qureshi Retaliates Back on Trump Statement on Pakistan
On Monday, the Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that Pakistan had paid with blood in the United Stated-led war on terror. He said this as a reply to Trump statement on Pakistan.
The comments came to surface after the US President Donald Trump made a statement about Islamabad taking billions of dollars from the US and “not doing a damn thing” for the US.
In response to his accusations, FM Qureshi replied, “Pakistan has paid with blood in the war on terror. We lost 75000 people and our economy lost an estimated $123 billion.”
“The United States is safer today because of our contributions and it’s a shame to hear statements that don�t take those facts into account,” he added in a tweet.
Pakistan has paid with blood in the war on terror. We lost 75000 people and our economy lost an estimated $123 billion. The United States is safer today because of our contributions and its a shame to hear statements that don�t take those facts into account.
� Shah Mahmood Qureshi (@SMQureshiPTI) November 19, 2018
Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, also gave his two cents on the accusations in a series of tweets in which he criticized the US president for accusing Pakistan.
Khan tweeted, “Trump�s false assertions add insult to the injury Pak has suffered in US WoT in terms of lives lost & destabilized & economic costs. He needs to be informed about historical facts.”
“Pak has suffered enough fighting US’s war. Now we will do what is best for our people & our interests,” he added.
Imran Khan’s statement came as an immediate response to Trump’s tweet on Monday.
Donald Trump earlier tweeted, �We no longer pay Pakistan the $Billions because they would take our money and do nothing for us, Bin Laden being a prime example, Afghanistan being another.”
The US added that they had �paid Pakistan billions of dollars and they never informed us he [Osama bin Laden] was living there,� he said.
�I pointed him out in my book just before the attack on the World Trade Center. President Clinton famously missed his shot,� Trump further added.