Pakistani Army Chief Says Nation Felt 'Betrayed' by US

Pakistani opposition leader Imran Khan speaks to The Associated Press at his residence in Islamabad

In the weeks since the Trump administration withheld almost $1 billion in security aid for Pakistan, Washington and Islamabad officials have been working to patch things up and avert a unsafe deterioration in their often troubled relations.

"Pakistan had nothing to do with it", he said, adding that he supported co-operation with the USA but not co-opting Pakistan's military into a ground battle with its own people in the tribal regions that border Afghanistan.

COAS said that Pakistan shall continue its honest counter terrorism efforts even without United States financial support in accordance with our national interest and shall remain committed to bring it to its logical conclusion along with other stake holders.

US Central Command chief General Joseph Votel has assured the head of Pakistan's army that Washington "is not contemplating any unilateral action" inside the country, a statement from the Pakistani military said Friday.

Army Chief, General Qamar Bajwa has said that Pakistan wouldn't ask for restoration of the financial assistance suspended by the United States and will continue its whole-hearted efforts against militancy and terrorism even without USA financial support in accordance with our own national interest.

Gen Joseph Votel ssured Pakistan's Gen Bajwa that the problems in ties between the two countries were temporary; there would be no unilateral action and USA wanted cooperation from Islamabad on areas of its concern.

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Several U.S. officials have met with senior Pakistani civilian and military leaders to find what one called "common ground" after President Trump rebuked Pakistan in a series of New Years Day Twitter posts, and then said the U.S. would no longer provide aid to Islamabad.

Trump has been less charitable towards Pakistan.

General Bajwa categorically said that Pakistan would not seek resumption of aid but expet honorable recognition of the contributions, sacrifices and unwavering resolve in the fight against terrorism for peace and stability in the region.

In 2016, a USA drone killed the then-leader of the Taliban, Mullah Akhtar Mansour, in the southwestern province of Baluchistan, prompting protests from Islamabad of a violation of sovereignty. The tensions resulted in suspension of military assistance to Pakistan, announced by Trump led U.S. administration on January 5.

Such a move, however, is likely to provoke Islamabad to block air and ground routes that US and North Atlantic Treaty Organisation troops depend on to conduct counterterrorism operations and transport vital military supplies to landlocked Afghanistan. So far, Pakistan has not done so.

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