Khawaja Asif leaves on 3-day visit to US

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On Pakistan's Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi's claim that his country was the worst affected by terrorism, Swaraj said that the world should not be deceived by Islamabad's narrative of being the victim. "(However) one terrorist (in India) is the country's prime minister himself", Asif told Mir on the Geo News show Capital Talk.

He further added that India is being "ruled by a terrorist party - the RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh)", Asif went on to say.

Annoyed by the U.S. President's speech, both opposition and ruling parties unanimously adopted a resolution in Pakistan Parliament, urging the government to reconsider its relations with the United States.

President Trump had blamed Pakistan for maintaining alleged safe havens for terrorists, threatened economic and military sanctions against Islamabad and announced a larger role for India in Afghanistan, ignoring Pakistan's concerns.

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Asif was responding to India's allegations in the United Nations that Pakistan is "pre-eminent factory of terror". "He (Modi) has the blood of Muslims murdered in Gujarat on his hands", Asif said while talking to Geo News. "While India made institutes such as IIT, IIM, and AIIMS, Pakistan created terror groups such as LeT, JeM, Hizbul Mujahideen, and the Haqqani Network".

"Sushma Swaraj has accused us (Pakistan) of exporting terrorism".

Commenting on high officials' meeting with Afghan government, Khawaja Asif said Pakistan has provided list of the elements involved in terrorist activities in Pakistan.

"Instead of playing the victim, Pakistan should introspect".

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