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No more! Donald Trump Refuses Financial Aid To 'Deceitful' Pakistan

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| January 1 , 2018 , 18:23 IST

Earlier speculations regarding the Donald Trump-led United States administration having second thoughts about providing the aid of USD 255-million to Pakistan has proven right. The US President on Monday confirmed that the country will not help the Islamic nation financially anymore.

In an angry tweet, Trump confirmed that Pakistan has tried to fool the US which won't be tolerated anymore. He wrote, " 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!"

Disappointed with the nation's lack of enactment against the terrorist activities, US has withheld the financial help to Islamabad. The New York Times had recently reported the difference between the two countries and Pakistan's inability to remove the terrorist networks operating in the nation has angered US authorities.

Following Trump's threat to punish Islamabad for its failure to cooperate on counterterrorism operations and the accusation of giving "safe haven to agents of chaos, violence and terror," the relations between two countries have spoiled.

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The US has given USD 33 billion aid to Pakistan since 2002 but decided to withhold the USD 255 million until the nation took steps to counter the terrorism palpating in the country. The US Vice President Mike Pence has earlier informed about Trump administration sending notice to Pakistan.

The development came after Pakistan refused the US access to an abductor of the Canadian-American family, freed earlier this year.

Pakistan military spokesman Major-General Asif Ghafoor has raised the voice against the ongoing notion that the nation is not taking enough efforts to fight armed groups. He further added that Pakistan would continue to fight terrorist organisations for the country's self-interest and not at the behest of other countries.