Pakistan termed as “baseless” the US claims that it provides safe havens for terrorists and said that America should refrain from making “unfounded assertions”. Foreign Office spokesman Muhammad Faisal during a briefing said that Pakistan “contributed with both blood and treasure in the fight against terrorism.”
“We reject baseless allegations of safe havens. We have repeatedly conveyed to the US leadership that it should refrain from making unfounded assertions,” he said.
When asked about Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s remarks that the US has given Pakistan another chance to fight terrorist safe havens on its territory, Faisal said Pakistan made significant gains through its effective counter-terrorism operations.