Pakistan summons US ambassador to lodge protest over trump tweet

 
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Islamabad, Jan. 1 (TNS): Hours after US president tweet, the Pakistan Foreign Office summoned US Ambassador David Hale on Monday night and lodged its protest against Donald Trump’s remarks wherein he accused Pakistan of “lies and deceit”.

The US Embassy confirmed that Ambassador Hale was summoned by the Foreign Office at 9pm.

Reports said that Foreign Secretary Tehmina Janjua sought an explanation from the ambassador over the US president’s tweet.

Earlier, Trump tweeted that the US ‘foolishly’ gave aid to Pakistan over the course of 15 years but Islamabad remained deceitful by providing safe havens to ‘terrorists’ from Afghanistan.

“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 and deceit, thinking of our leaders as fools. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!,” Trump said in his tweet.