Bajwa further said Pakistan wouldn’t ask for restoration of the financial assistance but it expects “honourable recognition” of its contributions to the war on terror. The statement quoted Bajwa as saying that the “entire Pakistani nation felt betrayed over US recent statements despite decades of cooperation”. Soon after, US officials announced that security-related aid for Pakistan worth about $2 billion would be suspended. The statement said Pakistan is unilaterally strengthening border controls but bilateral border management must also be Kabul’s top priority. Bajwa further said Pakistan will keep supporting all peace initiatives in Afghanistan despite the “tendency to scapegoat Pakistan”.
Source: Hindustan Times January 12, 2018 12:07 UTC