Designate Pakistan a State Sponsor Of Terrorism, Says US Lawmakers
Republican Ted Poe along with Congressman Dana Rohrabacher of the Democratic Party of US has introduced a bill, the ‘Pakistan State Sponsor of Terrorism Designation Act’ (HR 6069), they are ranking member of the influential Congressional Committee on terrorism.
The Reports quote harsh remarks by the US lawmakers over Pakistan’s alleged support to non-state actors operating from its soil.
Not only is Pakistan an untrustworthy ally, Islamabad has also aided and abetted enemies of the US for years. Osama bin Laden, Haqqani network, Dawood Ibrahim, hafiz saeed and many more terrorists and organization are running from Pakistan. There is many more evidence to determine whose side Pakistan is on in the War on Terror. And it’s not America’s
Mr. Ted Poe said that the President must issue a report within 90 days of passage detailing whether or not Pakistan has provided support for international terrorism. And thirty days after that, the Secretary of State must issue a follow-up report containing either a determination that Pakistan is a State Sponsor of terrorism or a detailed justification as to why Pakistan does not meet the legal criteria for designation.
The bid to declare Pakistan ‘State Sponsor Of Terrorism’ comes in the backdrop of Pak-India bilateral relations after the Uri attack which claimed 18 indian lives, after attack on the soldiers on Indian army camp in Kashmir. Instantly after the attack, India alleged that Pakistan was involved after which the latest war words was further intensified. These comments coming from a US lawmaker signifies Indian diplomacy making waves at the international stage.