PTI seeks debate on Trump’s threat to Pakistan

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on Wednesday submitted an adjournment motion in the National Assembly over US President Trump’s threat to Pakistan.

The adjournment motion was signed by PTI MNAs Arif Alvi, Shah Mahmood Quraishi, Asad Umar, Shafqat Mahmood and Shireen Mazari and others. The motion submitted in the National Assembly secretariat sought debate on the US President threats to Pakistan by the House while suspending the routine agenda.

The motions states the routine proceeding of the house be adjourned and a debate be held over the speech of Trump wherein he threatened Pakistan of dire consequences. It said that Pakistan had rendered unmatched sacrifices than any other nation of the world.

Earlier, President Donald Trump warned Pakistan that Washington will no longer tolerate Pakistan offering “safe havens” to extremists. Trump said “We can no longer be silent about Pakistan s safe havens for terrorist organizations,” Trump declared, outlining a new US security strategy in South Asia. “Pakistan has much to gain from partnering with our effort in Afghanistan. It has much to lose by continuing to harbor criminals and terrorists.”