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Pakistan Threatens to Strip US as Military Aircraft Supplier if Trump Tries To Relegate Relations

The Prime Minister House of Pakistan in a statement said "The remarks are simply baseless and have no reference to discussions with any media person".

When asked to comment on Prime Minister Abbasi's statement about agreeing with Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif's remarks about house cleaning, he said that by making such remarks, it gives the impression that Pakistan admits India's allegations against Pakistan and poses the question whether the Indian government or their politicians admit their crimes in destabilising Pakistan and supporting terror activities.

It will be first direct Pakistan-US interaction after the announcement of Afghan and South Asia policy by President Trump that made scathing attack and hurled threats to Pakistan.

"We are committed to expand our business in Pakistan", the GE vice president said.

Pakistan Ambassador to the UN Dr Maleeha Lodhi talking to Pakistani journalists here on Sunday said the Pence-Abbasi talks are likely to take place on Tuesday. It is entitled: "The responsibility to protect and the prevention of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity".

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that Pakistan was open to investment by foreign companies.

Pakistan's powerful Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa has rejected as "unfounded" the impression that the army was behind the ouster of prime minister Nawaz Sharif and said the military had no role in it.

He will address the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday.

Briefing the Pakistani media on the prime minister's engagements in NY, three senior Pakistani officials - Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua, Permanent Representative to the UN Maleeha Lodhi and Ambassador Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry - tried to downplay the impact of US-Pakistan relations on his engagements at the UNGA.

The two leaders reportedly discussed internal party issues and the domestic political scenario during the meeting.

It also "advised the relevant print media to carefully review the contents of discussions before reporting".