White House would announce specific actions against Pakistan

Vastavam web: The White House has said it would announce specific actions against Pakistan this week to force it to crack down on terrorists on its soil, reflecting president Donald Trump’s tough stance against the country over the issue.The remarks by White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders came after Trump accused Pakistan of giving nothing to the US but “lies and deceit” and providing “safe haven” to terrorists in return for USD 33 billion aid over the last 15 years.”In terms of specific actions, I think you ll see some more details come out on that in the next 24 to 48 hours…” Sanders told reporters on Tuesday during a news conference in which she asked Pakistan to step up its actions against terrorists and militant groups operating from its soil.

Fox News reported that the announcement in this regard is expected Thursday.However, there was no response from the White House on the timing and nature of such an announcement.US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley also accused Pakistan of playing a “double game” by claiming to support the US-led war against terrorism while providing a haven to terrorist groups.Pakistan has expressed “deep disappointment” over the US statements, saying the accusations strike with “great insensitivity” at the trust between the two countries.