US Decides to Suspend Military Aid to Pakistan

This comes on the same day that US President Donald Trump accused Pakistan of giving nothing to the US but "lies and deceit" and providing "safe havens" to terrorists against $33 billion aid over the last 15 years.

Moreover, Osama bin Laden, the former leader of the al-Qaeda terrorist organization, who was responsible for the 9/11 attacks, was found and killed by United States forces in Pakistan in 2011.

Pakistan's foreign minister hit back at Trump.

Pakistan has been cautious in reacting to the latest remarks by Trump and so far only Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif has on the record spoke about it.

Trump blasted Pakistan in a series of tweets on Monday, accusing the country of taking U.S. aid while providing "safe haven" to terrorists.

A US National Security Council official said on Monday that the White House did not plan to send $255 million in aid to Pakistan "at this time" and said "the administration continues to review Pakistan's level of cooperation".

Islamabad called on the US envoy to Pakistan David Hale to explain US President Donald Trump's claims that Pakistan was harboring and aiding jihadists from neighboring Afghanistan.

Defence Minister Khurram Dastagir said Pakistan had extended unprecedented cooperation to the U.S. to eliminate Al Qaeda from its soil and Afghanistan besides fighting the war against terror.

This acrimonious exchange of words between the two countries began after Trump tweeted that United States aid of $33 billion to Pakistan was in vain.

China is glad to see Pakistan engaging in global cooperation, including counter-terrorism, on the basis of mutual respect so as to contribute to regional peace and stability, he said.

"They work with us at times, and they also harbor the terrorists that attack our troops in Afghanistan", she told reporters at the United Nations on Tuesday.

"President Trump has put Pakistan on notice". In a series of tweets, Asif spoke about Pakistanis" sacrifices and said "history teaches us not to blindly trust the US'.

Trump has been severely critical of the Pakistani government's handling of terrorist networks. "As the USA aid and worldwide support to Pakistan to fight terrorism has not given any result, so there is a need for more steps, such steps that could help in achieving the goals against terrorism", a spokesman for Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah told Radio Azadi.

Vanessa Coleman