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Pakistan Paid Highest Price In War Against Terror: Nawaz

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif urged Pakistan’s present Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to devise a strategy which ends the country’s reliance on US aid.

He was addressing a press conference in Islamabad.

Referring to us President Donald Trump's 'anti-Pakistan' tweet, the former premier said Trump should know the elected government launched anti-terrorism operations after assuming power.

“Pakistan paid the highest price after 9/11” Nawaz said, emphasizing that the country had lost the most in the war on terrorism.

Nawaz Sharif said "had there been a democratic government in 2001, it would not have sold its conscience,".

He said being a three-time Prime Minister, several facts are in his knowledge.

Starting his press conference, Nawaz said this is the year of general elections when the electorate will choose their representatives for the next five years.

He also pointed out that Pakistan must keep its house in order. He regretted that when ever he tried to highlight the issue in the past he was labeled to be unpatriotic.

He added that some forces want to undermine the will of the people of Pakistan. He said that if such negative efforts do not stop he would come forward with substantial proof against this discriminatory ways against him.