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‘Appeasement does not work’, says Shireen Mazari responding to Trump’s statement on Pakistan

Pakistan has strongly responded to US President Donald Trump’s statement on Pakistan not doing “anything for the US”. Shireen Mazari, Pakistan’s Minister for Human Rights, took to twitter to criticise Trump’s statements. She also reminded the US of the losses Pakistan has incurred in the US War on Terror.

“Trump’s tirade against Pakistan & his claim that Pakistan does not do “a damn thing” for the US should be a lesson for those Pakistani leaders who kept appeasing the US especially after the 9/11. The renditions; the loss of Pakistani lives in US War on Terror; the free space for Raymond Davis & other operatives; etc etc”, Mazari said in her tweet, also adding that the list of what Pakistan had done in this war, and its suffering, is endless.

She further brought up the issue of the “illegal” US drone strikes and illegal civilian killings in those attacks, saying that the history shows that appeasement does not work. Moreover, she further said that the US policy of “containment and isolation” does not coincide with Pakistan’s strategic interests.

Mazari further said that the US President ‘suffers conveniently from perpetual historic amnesia!’

Pakistan’s former Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif also responded to Trump’s statement saying that Pakistan “continued to pay in blood for fighting (US) wars that weren’t ours”.

Senator Mushahid Hussain, in a series of tweets, also corrected President Trump’s figures on the financial aid given to Pakistan in coalition support fund. Mushahid Hussain said that “President Trump conveniently forgets that Pakistan gave the US free use of Ground Lines of Communication (GLOCs) & Air Lines of Communication (ALOCs), totalling over a million overflights on Pakistani territory since 9/11, and, in return, the US continues to withhold Pakistani money!”

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