Global Geopolitical Series: Pakistan ends intelligence cooperation with United States as aid halts

2005 earthquake killed 79,000 in Pakistan-held Kashmit

2005 earthquake killed 79,000 in Pakistan-held Kashmit

Pakistan Army spokesperson has said that there can not be lasting peace in the region unless security and stability is ensured in Afghanistan.

Bajwa says he told Vogel that Pakistan wouldn't request the USA resume military aid suspended earlier this month following President Donald Trump's harsh New Year's Day tweet in which he said Washington had "foolishly" given Pakistan $33 billion in aid in the last 15 years and in return received "deceit and lies".

Trump, in a New Year tweet, accused Pakistan of lies and deceit.

On January 8, Pentagon spokesperson Col. Robert Manning told reporters that some $900 million in United States funds meant to reimburse Pakistan for counterterrorism operations would not be released until Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis was persuaded that the country was fighting terrorist groups and not harboring them.

The spokesperson said that Pakistan had been facilitating the US-led mission in Afghanistan through air and ground lines of communication for the last sixteen years. "Pakistan, with significantly less resources achieved what the security forces in Afghanistan couldn't with all of their resources", he said.

He said that former army chief General Kayani had initiated counter terrorism plan and added that the current army chief General Bajwa's doctrine will bring durable peace in Pakistan.

"Pakistan does not want to put a price on its sacrifices but wants them to be recognized", the minister said, adding that Pakistan will not allow the continuation of Afghanistan's war on its own territory.

He said several issues relating to the Durand Line will be resolve if a mechanism is finalized but he did not elaborate further in this regard.

He went on to say that Pakistan successfully defeated terrorism through Operation Zarb-e-Azb.

"Yes, the demand for handing over terrorists seems new", said a long-time observer of US-Pakistan relations, who would speak only on condition of anonymity.

Last week, the Trump administration suspended approximately $2 billion in security assistance to Pakistan, resulting in an outrage from Islamabad. Pakistan denies these allegations but President Trump has escalated the criticism against Islamabad since he took office.

He stressed effective border management with Afghanistan to curb terrorist movement. In this phase, we are fighting an enemy which is not seen.

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