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U.S. Betrayed Pakistan, Army Chief Says

Pakistani Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa Pakistani Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa
Islamabad, Jan 12 (Prensa Latina) After decades of cooperation, Pakistan was betrayed by U.S. President Donald Trump''s verbal attacks and his decision to suspend the allocation of funds to Islamabad, Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa said.

On Friday, the Inter-Service Public Relations (ISPR) published fragments of two telephone conversations between Bajwa and the chief of the U.S. Central Command, Joseph Votel, and a U.S. senator.

In the dialogues, Bajwa explained that his country's reaction against Trump's accusations was unanimous, and ratified Pakistan's decision to continue its antiterrorist offensives.

We do not demand money, but that Washington recognizes 'the contributions, sacrifices and unyielding determination (of Pakistan) in the fight against terrorism,' said the military chief, who was quoted by the ISPR.

According to the Pakistani government, the country's participation in the U.S.-led campaign against Afghanistan and the wave of violence in that neighboring nation later have caused losses worth more than 123 billion dollars since 2001, three times more than the funds delivered by Washington to Islamabad during that period.

Over the past 16 years, the White House has delivered 33.4 billion dollars, including 14.5 billion from the Coalition Support Fund.

Technically, the latter is not aid, but payments for services to provide logistic and operational support to U.S. military operations in Afghanistan.

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