Pakistan summons USA ambassador over Trump tweet

US President Trump working on agenda of Pakistan's enemies says Imran Khan

Trump in his tweet said the US had given Pakistan $33 billion in the last 15 years, yet Afghanistan and the USA have long accused Pakistan of providing safe havens for militants.

"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".

The US President Donald Trump once again criticized Pakistan in strong words for harboring the terrorist groups despite receiving billions in aid to support the counter-terrorism efforts in Afghanistan.

Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said Pakistan has already refused to "do more" for the United States.

Trump used his first tweet of 2018 to tear into Islamabad. "We are ready to give all account for every single penny to America in public". Trump ratcheted up the pressure a year ago when he announced his Afghan strategy that called out Pakistan for harboring Afghan Taliban insurgents warning it would have to end.

The Countrywide condemnation of US President Donald Trump's anti-Pakistan tweet doesn't seem getting alleviated soon, and now the Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir also rejected the notion of Pakistan having safe havens for terrorists. It also quoted politicians as saying that the United States has failed for 16 years in Afghanistan, and must not use Pakistan as an excuse.

Washington has signalled to Pakistan that it would cut aid and enact other punitive measures if Islamabad did not stop helping or turning a blind eye to the Haqqani network militants who carry out cross-border attacks in Afghanistan.

The frequency of suspected US drone attacks near the Pakistani-Afghan border has increased notably since Trump introduced his Afghanistan strategy in August.

Dastagir said that Pakistan could gain nothing from the US. Pakistan has been one of the largest recipients.

Ghafoor denied that Pakistan allowed training camps or organizational headquarters on its territory.

"We have already told the USA that we will not do more, so Trump's "no more" does not hold any importance", Asif told Geo News.

"US must disengage with Pakistan and its terrorist army, it should stop giving funds to Pakistan, impose a travel ban on them, limit the global reach of Pakistani banks and isolate Pak from worldwide financial system", ANI quoted World Baloch Women Forum (WBWF)'s Naela Quadri Baloch as saying.