Chief of Staff of Pakistan Army General Qamar Javed Bajwa told the United States that the entire Pakistani nation felt betrayed by US President Donald Trump trivialising decade old cooperation and Pakistan won’t ask for restoration of financial assistance. General Bajwa conveyed the message to US CENTCOM Commander General Votel and apprised the army chief about the US decision regarding the US security assistance and coalition support fund.
Spokesperson of the Pakistan Army Major General Asif Ghafoor in a tweet stated the same and issued a detailed statement.
Comd USCENTCOM & a US Senator telephoned COAS to discuss security coop post POTUS tweet. “Entire Pakistani nation felt betrayed on trivialising our decade old cooperation. We won’t ask for restoration of financial assistance but honourable recognition of our contributions”, COAS. pic.twitter.com/oHEQGGvyIf
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) January 12, 2018
This is for the first time that Pakistan Army issued an official statement on the new year tweet of President Trump.
In his first tweet in the year 2018, President Donald Trump has put Pakistan on notice and accused its leaders of giving lies and deceit by giving safe haven to the terrorists despite receiving more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years.
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. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 1, 2018
The United States has since suspended about US$2 billion dollars military assistance to Pakistan.