Washington (August 27, 2017): Alice Wells, US Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs was to arrive in Pakistan on an emergency visit to meet civil and military leadership; hence her visit has been postponed.
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US Embassy has announced that Acting US Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs visit to Pakistan will be rescheduled after mutual understanding of both countries.
US Embassy also told that the visit of Alice Wells was postponed after requested by Pakistan.
It was the second visit of Alice Wells in two weeks. United States Department of State had earlier confirmed the tour and later announced to postpone. US Embassy stated that its purpose would be to take the top leadership of Pakistan into confidence regarding US policies.
America has also termed this visit of vital importance. Let it be known that a strong reply by Pakistan after US President Donald Trump’s allegations has put pressure on US.
Let it be known that Donald Trump in his first formal address to the nation as commander-in-chief warned Pakistan that Washington will no longer tolerate Pakistan offering “safe havens” to extremists.
Going further, Trump suggested that military and other aid to Washington’s nuclear-armed ally is at stake if it does not clamp down on extremism.
Following the accusations levelled by Donald Trump, angry and offended Pakistanis fired back highlighting the heavy toll they have paid fighting extremism and slamming his embrace of arch-rival India.
Provincial assemblies in Punjab, Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) condemned the remarks given by US President Donald Trump against Pakistan, and passed resolutions against Trump’s statement in their respective parliaments. They called it a disgrace to the sacrifices and contributions of the nation.
National Security Committee (NSC) rejected remarks given by US President while discussing his administration’s reviewed policy for South Asia and Afghanistan. The members jointly affirmed that there are no safe havens for terrorist organizations in Pakistan.
Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal called Trump’s allegations against Pakistan ‘disappointing’.