Pakistan summons USA ambassador over Trump's recent tweet

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Haley's comment came a day after Trump accused Pakistan of giving nothing to the U.S. but "lies and deceit" and providing "safe haven" to terrorists in return for Dollars 33 billion aid over the last 15 years.

In a tweet, the U.S. president claimed that the United States had foolishly given Pakistan over $33 billion in aid over the last 15 years. He also said in his first tweet of the year that Islamabad has provided "safe haven" to terrorists - a position India has always been conveying to the worldwide community in nearly all the available diplomatic forums.

Meanwhile, an emergency meeting of the National Security Committee has also been convened for Wednesday where the country's top civilian and military leadership will discuss the situation in the aftermath Trump's statement.

Pakistani Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif dismissed Mr Trump's comments as a political stunt borne out of frustration over United States failures in Afghanistan, where Afghan Taleban militants have been gaining territory and carrying out major attacks.

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"We know that Pakistan can do more to fight terrorism and we want them to step up and do that", she said.

"President Trump has put Pakistan on notice", Pence said at the time.

Within few hours, Pakistani Defence Minister fired back at the US President, alleging that it has got "nothing but invective and mistrust" for all the actions it took in support of America's war against terrorism.

A DAWN report quotes Asif's tweets, which are in Urdu, as saying that Pakistan has been forthcoming in helping the United States troops when they carried out attacks in Afghanistan.

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The newspaper also quoted sources as saying Pakistan "has.chose to reduce dependency on the United States in different fields and look for alternatives".

"I welcome today's clarity in President Trump's remarks", Mr Karzai said in a series of tweets. Pakistan also enjoys certain privileges as one of 16 US 'Non-NATO Major Allies'. It has been close to a year of the Trump administration and more than 16 years of USA intervention, but the war in Afghanistan continues to rage.

The official added that Trump would continue to review Pakistan's level of cooperation.

Referring to the military dictator Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan's foreign minister said, "A ruler surrendered in a single phone call, our country, we went through the worst bloodbath".

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