US cannot dictate Pakistan anymore by withholding aid: Defence Minister

Posted in : Local News

(added 13 days ago)

Defence Minister Khurram Dastagir has said it is not possible anymore for the US to dictate terms to Pakistan by withholding aid. Dastagir made the comments in an interview to BBC Urdu. He also said that the action against Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) is part of Operation Raddul Fasaad and has nothing to do with the US. He added that the action against JuD is being taken after much consideration "to secure our future so terrorists can no longer kill our children in schools". With regards to bilateral relations, he said the cooperation between the US and Pakistan has almost ceased. "Today's Pakistan is a country post-Operation Zarb-e-Azb — which has been created from the sacrifices of citizens, youth, and armed forces personnel," he said, adding that instead of learning from Pakistan’s experience in the war on terrorism the US is levelling allegations against it. The minister alleged to Indian involvement in the recent dive in Pak-US relations, saying New Delhi’s opposition to CPEC is the reason behind this.

US cannot dictate Pakistan anymore by withholding aid: Defence Minister

He stated that the US government has been told categorically that it should not pin the blame for its failure in Afghanistan to Pakistan. "India is using Afghan soil to launch attacks against Pakistan," he said further. The minister also informed that the strategic dialogue between the two countries remains suspended, saying that a "language of cooperation should be used while talking to each other". The Pakistani people, elected government, and armed forces have strict reservations on the threats by the US, he asserted. He said further that President Trump's statements and tweets are contrary to what has been conveyed to Pakistan by senior American leadership over time. Dismissing the deadline given by the US to take action against the Haqqani Network, the minister said Pakistan is an independent nuclear power which cannot be given such deadlines.

Blog post Written by GEO and you can visit the original article at https://www.geo.tv/

Tags : US, Dictate, Pakistan, Withholding, Aid, Defence, Minister, Khurram Dastagir, News, Reason, CPEC, Attacks, Blame, Armed, Forces, Haqqani, Network

Related Posts

» Pakistan to deport Chinese who fail to declare purpose of visit, place of stay

» Pakistan sets free 147 Indian fishermen as goodwill gesture

» PCB in Works to Bring Australia & New Zealand in Pakistan

» SBP Allows Pakistani Traders to Deal in Chinese Yuan

» Pakistan's girl cadets dream of taking power

» UAE Clears the Air About Visa Suspension for Pakistanis

» China transfers latest technology to Pakistan: Yan Zhiyong

» Jazzcash And JS Bank To Launch Direct Debit Servicing For The First Time In Pakistan

(added 13 days ago) / 137 views

Comments (0)

Search this blog..

Top Stories of the week

Existing Users Login
User ID  
Password  
 
 
Join Now / Forgot Password

also you can..
Login with Facebook