Donald Trump suffers from perpetual historic amnesia: Shireen Mazari

US policies do not coincide with Pakistan's strategic interests, says Mazari

News Desk November 19, 2018
Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari speaks at the National Assembly. PHOTO:[email protected]_gov

Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari on Monday said US President Donald Trump's recent tirade against Pakistan should be a lesson to those leaders who appeased the US after 9/11.

She said the policies of the United States do not coincide with Pakistan's strategic interests and the war on terror after the 9/11 led to death and destruction in Pakistan.

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Her tweets came in response to Trump's comments saying Pakistan does not do “a damn thing” for the US, defending his administration’s decision to stop hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to the country.

Referring to Pakistan's contributions to the US-led war on terror, Mazari added that the US president suffers from selective amnesia.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz's (PMLN) Khwaja Asif called Pakistan's relationship with the US one of 'betrayals and sanctions'. He tweeted saying Pakistan continues to pay in blood for fighting the US' wars and make sacrifices such as reinventing Islam to suit US interests.

In his interview with Fox News, Trump claimed that Islamabad had helped al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden hide near the garrison city.

Host Chris Wallace asked Trump: “Wouldn’t it have been nice if we got Osama bin Laden a lot sooner than that, wouldn’t it have been nice?”

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“You know, living — think of this — living in Pakistan, beautifully in Pakistan in what I guess they considered a nice mansion, I don’t know, I’ve seen nicer. But living in Pakistan right next to the military academy, everybody in Pakistan knew he was there,” Trump said, referring to bin Laden and his former compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan.

“You’re not even going to give them credit for taking down bin Laden?” Wallace asked.

“They took him down but — look, look, there’s news right there, he lived in Pakistan, we’re supporting Pakistan, we’re giving them $1.3 billion a year, which we don’t give them any more, by the way, I ended it because they don’t do anything for us, they don’t do a damn thing for us,” Trump responded.

The compound was destroyed shortly after the United States Naval Special Warfare Development Group forces, in a helicopter raid, killed bin Laden in 2011.

The United States has already canceled $300 million in aid to Pakistan for its lack of decisive action against militant groups.

The cancellation of aid is part of President Trump’s New Year tweet in which he launched a scathing criticism against Pakistan for betraying the US.

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“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. They give safe haven to the terrorists we hunt in Afghanistan, with little help. No more!,” Trump tweeted on January 1.




patriot | 3 years ago | Reply Well lets close their supply line again, take away the access to air bases and then we can show what damn thing Pakistan do for them !!!
Xahid | 3 years ago | Reply Good! At least Trump is not as hypocrite as other US leaders. He shows the real face of US.
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