Donald Trump defends aid cut, Imran Khan hits back

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and United States President Donald Trump are battling it out on Twitter.

The US President tweeted his stance on Pakistan after the interview to Fox News —

The Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan was quick to rebuff the US President, he tweeted —

The indirect Twitter fight between two world leaders is not new.

President Trump has been quite himself on Twitter.

Trump used twitter to send strong messages to Kim Jong Un whom he later met and called a good friend. Trump also had alterations with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over refugees.

The United States President Donald Trump slammed Islamabad in an interview to Fox News that aired on Sunday. The US President Trump defended cutting aid to Pakistan, he said –

“We give Pakistan $1.3 billion a year. …(bin Laden) lived in Pakistan, we’re supporting Pakistan, we’re giving them $1.3 billion a year – which we don’t give them anymore, by the way. I ended it because they don’t do anything for us, they don’t do a damn thing for us.”

The Pakistan Prime Minister was quick to respond, he said –

“No Pakistani was involved in 9/11 but Pak decided to participate in US War on Terror,. Pakistan suffered 75,000 casualties in this war & over $123 bn was lost to economy. US “aid” was a minuscule $20 bn.”

PM Imran Khan also pointed out that Pakistan provides road and air space for the 10,000 US troops based in Afghanistan.

Pakistan and United States relations had deteriorated after China heavily invested in CPEC Project. The Chinese investments has left Pakistan in a debt mess. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan toured Saudi Arabia and China to get an immediate cash loan, but failed. The new Pakistan Government is looking forward for an aid from IMF, this could be tough as United States has a major say at IMF.

President Trump’s new ‘Pakistan Policy’ arrives just in time when Pakistan is facing an economic meltdown.

It’s tough for Pakistan to win back the American trust under President Trump, Pakistan really needs to fix things if it wants to be heard more.