With Prime Minister Imran Khan lashing out at United States (US) President Donald Trump and stating that his “baseless rhetoric” will no longer be acceptable to the country, the former’s statements have been very well received by people – especially Pakistanis – on social as well as mainstream media.
Amid all the praise that PM Khan’s tweets have attracted, here’s how his response to Trump’s tirade against Pakistan has been covered by foreign media.
Imran Khan hits back at Trump https://t.co/v963UwXJ1L
— TOI World News (@TOIWorld) November 19, 2018
Imran Khan hits back at Donald Trump over Osama bin Laden remarks https://t.co/BcDF9fXGIh
— The Independent (@Independent) November 19, 2018
Pakistan PM Imran Khan lashes out at Trump 'tirade' https://t.co/MVKXkYaxRl
— Reuters World (@ReutersWorld) November 19, 2018
Pakistan's leader hit back after President Trump said of millions of dollars in security aid, “I ended it because they don’t do anything for us" https://t.co/LSFswJAMaQ
— New York Times World (@nytimesworld) November 19, 2018
— The Gulf Today (@thegulftoday) November 19, 2018
— FRANCE 24 (@FRANCE24) November 19, 2018
— Hindustan Times (@htTweets) November 19, 2018
Pakistan leader Imran Khan hit back at Trump's claim that Islamabad does not do "a damn thing" for the US, calling on the president to name an ally which has sacrificed more against militancy https://t.co/t8bRR7Pe3D pic.twitter.com/ibRsdnIwQv
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) November 19, 2018
“We no longer pay Pakistan the billions because they would take our money and do nothing for us, Bin Laden being a prime example, Afghanistan being another,” the US president had tweeted Monday.
Responding to Trump’s statements, PM Khan had said that Islamabad had decided to “participate in the US War on Terror” although no Pakistani was involved in the 9/11 attacks.
“Pakistan suffered 75,000 casualties in this war and over $123 billion was lost,” he had added, of which “US ‘aid’ was a minuscule $20bn”.
In addition to economic losses, PM Khan had highlighted the impact of the US war on Pakistan’s tribal areas.
“Can Mr Trump name another ally that gave such sacrifices?” he had asked.
“He [Trump] needs to be informed about historical facts. Pak has suffered enough fighting US war. Now we will do what is best for our people & our interests.”