Pakistan is a very, very vital problem: Trump

Trump refused to reject on Sunday an endorsement by David Duke, a white nationalist who once led the Ku Klux Klan.
Trump refused to reject on Sunday an endorsement by David Duke, a white nationalist who once led the Ku Klux Klan.

Republican presidential front- runner Donald Trump has said that a nuclear-armed Pakistan is a ‘very very vital problem’ and the country needs to ‘get a hold of’ its situation.

“Pakistan is a very, very vital problem and really vital country for us because they have a thing called nuclear weapons. They have to get a hold of their situation,” Trump told CNN during a town hall in Wisconsin, where the Republican presidential primary is scheduled for April 5.

“When I see that and when I see it put in a park because it was mostly Christians, although many others were killed other than Christians, I think it’s just absolutely a horrible story,” he said referring to the terrorist attack in Lahore on Easter Sunday that claimed 74 lives and injured over 300 others.

“I’m talking about radical Islamic terrorism. I will solve it far better than anybody else running,” Trump said in response to a question.

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A large number of people were present atthe crowded Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park of Allama Iqbal Town in Lahorewhen a powerful blast took place on Sunday. A large number of Christian families were present in the park due to Easter Sunday.

The brutal attack by a suicide bomber — believed to be in his 20s — was claimed by the Jamaatul Ahrar, a splinter group of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

(With PTI inputs)

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