PM urges US to acknowledge Pakistan’s contribution in war on terror

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has urged the United States to acknowledge Pakistan’s contribution to the fight against terrorism.

In an interview with British news agency Reuters in Islamabad, he said any sanctions against Pakistan would be counter-productive to the country’s own battle against terrorists, which is the largest war on terror in the world.

He said any constraints put on Pakistan, actually only serve to degrade our capability to fight the war against terror. The Prime Minister also dismissed media reports that Pakistan has ended intelligence sharing with the U.S.

To a question, he said the government will take over the charities which are sanctioned and not allowed to operate.

He said Trump’s tweet is “unacceptable” in its tone and that Pakistan should not be “scapegoated” for U.S. failures in Afghanistan.

He said that tens of thousands of Pakistani have died of militancy that has inflicted damage worth 120 billion dollars to the economy.