Pakistan suffered a great deal for being US ally: Pak FM

Islamabad, Aug 28, IRNA – Foreign minister of Pakistan clarifies that his country has suffered a great deal for being an ally of the US and the latter should stop pinning the blame for its own 16 years of failures on the former.

Khawaja Muhammad Asif said the US President Donald Trump’s recent remarks that Pakistan harboured terrorists were disturbing.

“Pakistan has been a partner of the US in the war against terrorism and such statements undermine our efforts,” he remarked.

Rejecting the recent claims by a top US military official that 'Afghan Taliban leaders are in Pakistan', Khawaja Asif said that Afghan Taliban were the US and Afghanistan’s problem, not Pakistan’s.

The minister said 200 thousand of Pakistani troops were fighting against terrorists and thousands of soldiers had sacrificed their lives for this purpose.

“Pakistan has managed to cleanse its land from terrorism,” he maintained.