ISLAMABAD: Director-General (DG) Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor has responded straight forward to the threats and allegations levelled by the US President Donald Trump.
DG ISPR on Wednesday said no amount of coercion can dictate Pakistan how to continue.
"No amount of coercion can dictate us how to continue," he said in an exclusive interview with Geo News. "Cooperative engagement can take us forward but coercion won’t help."
In response to a questionabout the tough statements from theUS and the country not willing to consider Pakistan a friend and ally, the DG ISPR said that Pakistan continues to consider the US an ally.
"As far as Pakistan is concerned, we consider them allies.Our relationship has had its ups and downs but still, we are friends," Major General Ghafoor said.
He continued to say that Pakistan and the United States have a history of cooperation.
"We had a choice at one point oftimewhen we could have opted for the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) but we preferred theUS instead," he said.
"We have a very long list of occasions when we cooperated with theUS but on the other hand, there were many times when the US didn’t support us," said the DG ISPR . "Our relationship has had its ups and downs but we continue to be friends."