Uri attack fallout: Big blow to Pakistan, Bill tabled in US House to designate Islamabad as terror sponsor

Pakistan was recently hit off the ground, when in Washington a bipartisan group of two powerful lawmakers introduced an act in the US House of representatives to designate Pakistan as a State Sponsor of Terrorism.

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“It is the time we stopped paying Pakistan for its betrayal and designate it for what it is: a state sponsor of terrorism,” said Congressman Ted Poe, The chairman of the House Subcommittee on terrorism.

The ‘Pakistan State Sponsor of Terrorism Designation Act’ (HR 6069), was introduced by Republican Poe who was companied by Congressman Dana Rohrabacher of the Democratic Party. He is also a Ranking member of this inflectional Congressional Committee on terrorism.

“Not only is Pakistan an untrustworthy ally, Islamabad has also aided and abetted enemies of the US for years,” Poe said.

“From harbouring Osama bin Laden to its cosy relationship with the Haqqani network, there is more than enough evidence to determine whose side Pakistan is on in the War on Terror. And it’s not America’s,” he alleged.

He added that the bill will require the Obama Administration for formal proceedings.

In a separate statement, the motto of the committee was supported by Congressman Pete Olson. “I support every effort to find out who committed this heinous act so that the perpetrators are brought to justice. My thoughts and prayers go out to the families of the victims,” Olson said.

“Pakistan has been pursuing for almost 30 years the state sponsored terrorism as its strategic policy to further its sinister designs across its borders. In the process, Pakistan became a cradle and epicenter of global terrorism. At present it is totally isolated in the global community and turning into a rogue state,” said Overseas Friends of BJP (OFBJP)-USA.   

 

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