Shahid Khaqan convened a high-level meeting to respond to Trump’s charges

Vastavam web: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi today convened a high-level meeting of military and political leadership to devise a “combined response” to US President Donald Trump’s accusation of Pakistan being a “safe haven” for terrorists.Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif, Chairman Joint Chief of Staff Committee Zubair Hayat, Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa, Air Chief ACM Sohail Aman, and Naval Chief Admiral Muhammad Zakaullah are among those who attended the meeting held at the PM House.The national security meeting is being held to come up with a “combined response” to President Trump’s new stance regarding Afghanistan and South Asia, in which he has singled out Pakistan for its involvement in terrorism, Dawn News reported.

He demanded that Pakistan should “stop offering safe haven to agents of chaos” as he presented his policy for the 16-year-long war in Afghanistan in his first formal address as the commander-in-chief.Prime Minister Abbasi has yet to respond to the shift in US stance, the report noted.Responding to the invective, the army chief had said: “We are not looking for any material or financial assistance from the US, but trust, understanding and [an] acknowledgment of our contributions.”