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‘Safe havens’: Asif says will respond to Trump’s tweet shortly

ISLAMABAD (Monitoring Desk): Foreign Minister Khwaja Asif has said Pakistan will respond to Donald Trump shortly, minutes after the US president again alleged Pakistan of providing safe havens to terrorists.

Trump remarked that the US had ‘foolishly’ given aid to Pakistan over the course of 15 years and Islamabad had been deceitful by providing safe havens to ‘terrorists’ from Afghanistan.

“We will respond to President Trump’s tweet shortly Inshallah,” Asif tweeted on Monday. “Will let the world know the truth..difference between facts & fiction.”

Pakistan has time and again rejected the notion of ‘do more’, saying it had done enough and could not do more for anyone.

In August this year, Trump cleared the way for the deployment of thousands more US troops to Afghanistan, backtracking from his promise to swiftly end America’s longest-ever war, while pillorying ally Pakistan for offering safe haven to “agents of chaos.”

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