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Old December 26th, 2016, 04:50 AM
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Pakistan calls Donald Trump ‘ignorant’ after Bin Laden comments

By Tim Craig May 2


Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign stop at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum, Sunday, May 1, 2016, in Fort Wayne, Ind. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

The U.S. presidential election has finally made it to Pakistan, where a top leader issued a blistering statement Monday accusing GOP front-runner Donald Trump of being “ignorant” for demanding the release of a doctor who helped the CIA hunt down Osama bin Laden in 2011.

In a statement, Pakistani Interior Minister Chaudry Nisar Ali Khan said “the government of Pakistan and not Mr. Donald Trump” will decide the fate of Shakeel Afridi, who has been held in a Pakistani prison for five years after he worked with the CIA to pinpoint bin Laden’s hideout.

Khan was referring to comments Trump made Friday on Fox News. In that interview, Trump said if elected president he would use the weight of the presidency to force Pakistan to free Afridi, who remains held on vague charges.

"I think I would get him out in two minutes," Trump said. "I would tell them, 'let him out,' and I'm sure they would let him out."

Khan responded that Afridi is a “Pakistani citizen, and nobody” including a President Trump “has the right to dictate to us about his future.”

“Pakistan is not a colony of the United States of America,” Khan said. “He should learn to treat sovereign nations with respect.”


Pakistan's Interior Minister Chaudry Nisar Ali Khan addresses a news conference in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, April 13, 2016. (B.K. Bangash/AP)

Despite considerable tension following the U.S. military raid that killed bin Laden, relations between Pakistan and U.S. leaders have generally been on the upswing. It’s also rare for Pakistan’s government to wade into American politics, but it’s clear that Trump has touched a nerve in Islamabad.

Khan’s statement was unusually pointed, even suggesting that the United States has not given Pakistan enough foreign aid for its role in fighting terrorism. Since 2001, the Pentagon has reimbursed the Pakistani military $13 billion for its counterterrorism efforts. When he was in the Senate, Secretary of State John F. Kerry also helped appropriate several billion dollars in humanitarian aid.

[Pakistani leaders knew Osama bin Laden was in Pakistan, says former defense minister]

But Khan said the “peanuts" that the United States has given Pakistan "should not be used to threaten or browbeat” the country “into following Mr. Trump’s misguided vision of foreign policy.”

“Pakistan is a country which has suffered much, and the cost it had to pay in supporting the U.S. over the years has been mind-boggling,” Khan said. “Mr. Trump’s statement only serves to show not only his insensitivity, but also his ignorance about Pakistan.”

In many ways, Khan’s statement appeared to be a preemptive strike against one of the central tenets of Trump’s apparent foreign policy. On the campaign trail, Trump has been rallying his supporters by warning he will use the threat of reduced foreign aid or American investment to force policy changes or, in the case of Mexico, build a border wall.

Such a stance could hit Pakistan particularly hard considering past diplomatic tussles between Washington and Islamabad over issues ranging from Afridi’s case to questions about whether Pakistan is a friend or foe in the war in neighboring Afghanistan. In his interview on Fox, Trump also said he would keep U.S. troops in Afghanistan so they could keep close watch on Pakistan's nuclear weapons.

Khan’s statement also comes as frustration is building within the Pakistani military over objections in Congress to the sale of eight new F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan.

More than anything, Khan’s tough words toward Trump apparently reflect a widely held view in Pakistan that U.S. voters are highly unlikely to make Donald Trump the next U.S. commander in chief.

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Pakistan is not a US colony, Trump told

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IANS ISLAMABAD MAY 03, 2016 12:07 IST
UPDATED: MAY 03, 2016 15:50 IST

U.S. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has this time landed in a controversy by claiming that he can get Dr. Shakil Afridi freed from jail within two minutes.

Pakistan Interior Minister has slammed Republican candidate Donald Trump's remarks about release of CIA doctor

Pakistan has condemned US Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump’s remark that he would ensure Pakistani physician Shakil Afridi, who has helped the US kill Osama bin Laden, is freed from jail within two minutes.

Dr. Afridi, who is known in Pakistan as a CIA doctor and has been described as a hero in the US, is serving a 33-year-long imprisonment for treason.

Mr. Trump on Monday in an interview with Fox news said: “I think I would get him out in two minutes. I would tell them (Pakistan) let him out and I’m sure they would let him out.”


Pakistani Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Monday said Dr. Afridi’s fate will be decided by Islamabad and not by Mr. Trump even if he becomes the US president.

“Shakil Afridi is a Pakistani citizen and nobody else has the right to dictate us about his future,” Mr. Khan said.

Mr. Khan said it was not only about Dr. Afridi but Mr. Trump’s perception and comments about Pakistan were highly misplaced and unwarranted.

“Contrary to Trump’s misconception, Pakistan is not a colony of the US. He should learn to treat sovereign countries with respect. Trump seems to be ignorant, historically, of the huge sacrifices Pakistan have made in standing with or supporting US policies over the years.”

Mr. Trump also said he plans to leverage US aid “because we give a lot of aid to Pakistan. We give a lot of money to Pakistan.”

Mr. Khan said the “peanuts” that the U.S. gave to Pakistan in return should not be used to threaten or browbeat the country into following Mr. Trump’s misguided vision of foreign policy.

Mr. Khan said the cost Pakistan had to pay in supporting US over the years was mind-boggling.

Mr. Trump’s statement shows not only his insensitivity but also his ignorance about Pakistan, he said.

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