Pakistan wants to reconcile its widening rift with the US — but there’s one major problem

Pakistan wants to reconcile its widening rift with the US — but there's one major problem

Pakistan’s Asif stated he hoped the U.S. and the South Asian nation may quickly concentrate on their bilateral relationship as soon as once more, fairly than simply “by the prism of Afghanistan.”
“The entire relationship mustn’t hinge on only one drawback in our area,” he added.

In his first tweet of 2018, Trump stated the U.S. had “foolishly” handed Pakistan greater than $33 billion in assist during the last 15 years whereas gaining nothing in return however “lies and deceit.”

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It was not clear what prompted Trump’s criticism of Islamabad, though he has lengthy complained Pakistan will not be doing sufficient to sort out Islamist militants.

In response, Pakistan stated it had launched army operations to push out militants from the nation and, since 2001, greater than 17,000 Pakistanis had died preventing militants or in bombings.

Moreover, only a day after Trump’s tweet lambasting Pakistan, its central financial institution introduced it could substitute the greenback with the yuan for bilateral commerce and funding with China.
When requested whether or not he was involved diplomatic ties between Washington and Islamabad had reached an irrevocable conclusion, Asif replied: “It’s repairable, there’s completely little question about it.”