Donald Trump speaking in India's language: Pakistan

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Donald Trump speaking in India's language: Pakistan
Donald Trump speaking in India's language: Pakistan

Islamabad : Baffled by US decision to cut all aids for Pakistan, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Thursday claimed that Donald Trump is speaking in India's language.

While briefing the Parliamentary Committee on National Security over the tensed relation between Pakistan and the United States, Asif said the US was making Islamabad a scapegoat for its failure in Afghanistan.

Earlier this week, Donald Trump had announced that the US will no more provide any aid to Pakistan. He had tweeted: " 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!"

Sources privy to the discussion at the meeting said Asif told lawmakers, “Trump was speaking in the language of India”. “The statements from the US leaders are contrary to the facts,” Asif said.

The freeze covers most of the security aid to Pakistan and it follows the withholding of $255 million in military aid to Islamabad that was announced earlier.

Nauert said that if Pakistan took decisive action against terrorists, it "has the ability to get this money back in the future."

She also said that some exceptions could be made if it was determined that portions of the frozen aid were "critical to national security interests."