November 20, 2018 / 8:16 AM / 6 months ago

Pakistan summons U.S. envoy to protest Trump's criticism

ISLAMABAD, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Pakistan on Tuesday summoned the U.S. Chargé d’Affaires in Islamabad to protest against remarks made by President Donald Trump who has criticised Pakistan’s role in fighting terrorism fight and the capture of Osama bin Laden.

“The Foreign Secretary called in the U.S. CdA Ambassador Paul Jones to register a strong protest on the unwarranted and unsubstantiated allegations made against Pakistan,” Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

Over the weekend, Trump said in an interview Pakistan doesn’t “do a damn thing” for the United States despite billions of dollars in U.S. aid, and alleged Pakistani officials knew former al Qaeda leader bin Laden’s location before his killing by U.S. troops in a raid inside Pakistan in 2011. On Monday, Trump tweeted again and doubled down on those claims. (Reporting by Drazen Jorgic; Editing by Nick Macfie)

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