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United States lawmakers have unanimously progressed a bill in Congress, claiming the designation of Pakistan as a state that sponsors terrorism, on Wednesday.
The bill titled as the Pakistan State Sponsor of Terrorism Designation Act, was brought forth by the Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Terrorism, Ted Poe and Congressman Daba Rohrabacher, at the time when the Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the US to address the United Nations General Assembly.
Congressman, Ted Poe called Pakistan friend that cannot be trusted. Also the congressman alleged Pakistan of aiding and abetting the US enemies for years.
“From harboring Osama bin Laden to its cozy 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,” said the US Congressman, Poe.
“It is time we stop paying Pakistan for its betrayal and designate it for what it is: a state sponsor of terrorism,” the lawmaker said.
Also, he added that the US President Barack Obama should consider issuing a report regarding the bill, within the period of 90 ninety days, from its approval, to highlight if Pakistan has aided the US enemies or not.
“Thirty days after that, the Secretary of State must issue a follow-up report containing either a determination that Pakistan is state sponsor of terrorism or a detailed justification as to why Pakistan does not meet the legal criteria for designation,” he said.