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Pak fumes over Trump's South Asia policy, passes resolution to dismiss it

By Vikas

Pakistan on Wednesday lashed out at Donald Trump's recently announced South Asia policy in which the US President said that strict action would be taken against Islamabad if it continues to provide 'safe havens' to terrorists.

File photo of Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif

Pakistan's National Assembly or the lower house of parliament passed a resolution dismissing the US policy, said reports.

Pakistan's Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif is said to have condemned the US policy in strong terms, stating that "it completely disregarded Pakistan's sacrifices for the US."

The resolution has also reportedly asked the government to consider suspension of cooperation with the US and put on hold any visits by either Pakistan officials to US or vice versa.

Trump had on August 22 hit out at Pakistan and said that the country gives a safe haven to "agents of chaos".

"Pakistan often gives safe haven to agents of chaos," he said, noting that there is nuclear-powered tensions between Pakistan and its neighbor India.

"Pakistani people have suffered from terror, but at same time Pakistan has been safe haven for terrorists," he had stated.

Trump had also called on India to increase its role in Afghanistan.

To this, Pakistan's resolution said, "This House condemns attempts by the Trump administration to provide more space to India in Afghanistan and considers it a move highly detrimental to regional stability."

[You will pay for harbouring terrorists, Trump warns Pakistan]

Pakistan once again raked up the Kashmir issue and said that India has been repressing people of Jammu and Kashmir.

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