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‘No More’: PM Khan gives befitting reply to Trump’s tirade

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PM Imran Khan on Monday, while responding to Donald Trump’s statement has reminded US president of suffering Pakistan bore due to America’s war on terror, saying the US should do the assessment on why despite its efforts, Taliban are stronger than before.

President Trump earlier on Sunday once again defended his administration’s decision of halting hundreds of millions of dollars military aid to Pakistan, saying the country does not do ‘a damn thing for us’.

Speaking to Fox News’ Chris Wallace during an interview, Trump alleged that Islamabad helped the then leader of Al Qaida, Osama Bin Laden to hide in the country.

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Prime Minister Khan through twitter schooled President Trump at the US failure in Afghanistan, even though the US had invested a lot in the form of finance and troops in the war.

In a scathing reply to Trump, PM Khan mentioned the loss Pakistan had to face and still is paying the price of war that the US had initiated for its personal interests.

“Pakistan suffered 75,000 casualties in this war & over $123 bn was lost to economy. US “aid” was a miniscule $20 bn,” said the premier.

“Our tribal areas were devastated & millions of ppl uprooted from their homes. The war drastically impacted lives of ordinary Pakistanis. 4. Pak continues to provide free lines of ground & air communications (GLOCs/ALOCs).Can Mr Trump name another ally that gave such sacrifices?” PM Khan asked.

The PM was not alone as many others joined in to defend their nation through social media.

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Some analysts assert that Trump could be using a diversion strategy. Trump’s party the Republicans were hammered in the recent American midterm elections. Trump is already in hot water over the links to Russian attempts to subvert the American elections and his woes have been increased with a Democrat majority now in the House bent on investigating the allegations. Trump’s recent attack on Pakistan could simply be a way to deflect public attention.