Aziz hits back at Obama over negative Pakistan forecast


ISLAMABAD: The government on Monday hit back at United States President Barack Obama for his ‘prediction’ that Pakistan would remain in turmoil for decades.

During a debate in the upper house of parliament, the government urged the US to analyse its own role that led to instability in the region, and took the ‘prediction’ as a challenge.
The strong rejoinder came from Prime Minister’s Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz as he concluded a debate in the Senate on Obama’s January 12 State of the Union speech – where he mentioned Pakistan in the context of terrorism/extremism – on an adjournment motion of Mushahid Hussain Sayed.