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Audit of $33 billion US aid figure can reveal who is 'lying & deceiving': Asif


Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif on Tuesday challenged President Donald Trump's claim that the US has given Pakistan"more than 33 billion dollars in aid over the last 15 years", saying verification by an audit firm would prove the US president wrong.
Even as the Pakistani government is yet to issue an official response to Trump's accusatory tweet that sparked a war of words between the two countries, the foreign minister offered that Trump could hire a US-based audit firm"on our expense"to verify the $33 billion aid figure and"let the world know who is lying & deceiving".


The Pakistan Army spokesman, Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor, had at a press conference last week asserted that the aid Pakistan received from the US was"reimbursement for support we gave to the coalition for its fight against Al Qaeda."
"Had we not supported the US and Afghanistan, they would never have been able to defeat Al Qaeda,"he had said.

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