Pakistan holds emergency security meeting after Trump glee[/rtl]
[rtl]Release Date: 2018/1/2 23:03 • 337 times read[/rtl]
(Reuters) - Pakistani authorities held an emergency security meeting on Tuesday after US President Donald Trump accused Islamabad of using "lies and deceit" tactics in a New Year's Day joke.
"Trump can hire an American auditing firm," said Foreign Minister Khawaja Mohammed Asif. Trump pointed out that the United States had foolishly paid $ 33 billion in aid to the country and had offered nothing in exchange.
Prime Minister Shahid Khakban Abbasi chaired the National Security Council meeting, attended by foreign, interior and defense ministers, as well as military, navy and air force officials.
On Tuesday, demonstrations broke out in the city of Karachi against Trump burning the American flag, and raised slogans calling for "Dump Trump" "Trump dumped waste."
The White House announced on Monday that it had continued to block $ 255 million in military aid to Pakistan on the grounds that Islamabad had failed to confront terrorist networks.
Although the Pakistani government did not publish an official response at the time, the foreign minister published a tweet through his official Twitter account yesterday, saying: "We will respond later to Trump's gospel, God willing ... tell the world the truth ... the difference between facts and fiction."