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US lawmakers introduce Bill to declare Pakistan state sponsor of terrorism
Ahead of Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif 's speech at the United Nations General Assembly, two American lawmakers have introduced a Bill in the US Congress to declare Pakistan a state sponsor of terrorism. The legislation called H.R (House of Representative) 6069 or the Pakistan State Sponsor of Terrorism Designation Act, urges the US government to formally deal with the issue within 4 months.

While the President will have to come up with a report clarifying whether Pakistan has aided international terrorism or not within 90 days, a month later the Secretary of State is expected to issue a follow-up report on either a determination that Pakistan is state sponsor of terrorism or a comprehensive justification on why Pakistan does not meet the legal criteria for the post.

The Bill was proposed by Congressman and Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Terrorism - Ted Poe from Texas and Congressman and a strong votary of the Baloch cause - Dana Rohrabacher from California.

"Not only is Pakistan an untrustworthy ally, Islamabad has also aided and abetted enemies of the United States 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 Poe in a statement while announcing the bill on Tuesday.

Notably, among the thousands of bill introduced, only a small fraction of it turns into a law. However, such developments suggest increasing agitation among lawmakers towards Pakistan's backing of terror groups that are taking lives of innocents in the US as well as India. "It is time we stop paying Pakistan for its betrayal and designate it for what it is: a state sponsor of terrorism." said Poe.

Before introducing the bill, Poe also condemned terrorist attack on the Uri military camp in India. He said, "Pakistan's reckless behavior in this regard is a serious security risk to its neighbors - and India unfortunately pays the price all too often. We condemn this tragic attack, as well as Pakistan's support for many criminals like the ones who carried it out, and stand firm in our commitment to our friends in India." Several other Congressmen and Senators too condemned Uri attack expressing sympathy for India.

After decades, such talks are going on to formally announce Pakistan a terrorist state. Similar talks took place in 1993 after Mumbai serial blasts executed by Dawood Ibrahim. The attack killed 259 people and was a precursor to attacks in New York, London, and Madrid.

However, considering the lesser amount of time left with Congress to consider the Bill, things can work in the favor of Pakistan. A Bill has to go many stages to become a law, and even if it's passed, it might not receive presidential assent as the Obama administration is at the end of its term.

Currently, the US has three nations on its list of state sponsors of terrorism including Iran, Syria and Sudan. The countries have various restrictions on foreign assistance, ban on defense exports and sales, export control on dual use items and various other forms of restrictions.

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Tahir Zaheer
YES ! PAKISTAN IS A TERRORIST STATE ! Because: - Pakistan’s Sponsored Terrorists Killed more than 7000 innocent peoples of Pakistan, in “War-on-Terror”. - Pakistan’s Sponsored Terrorists Killed more than 700 Law Enforcement Agencies Personnel of Pakistan, in “War-on-Terror”. - Pakistan’s Sponsored Terrorists Killed more than 70 Legendary Personalities (like World Prominent Political Leader Ms. Benazir Bhutto) of Pakistan, in “War-on-Terror”. - Pakistan’s Sponsored Terrorists Destroyed Complete Social & Economic Structure of Pakistan, in “War-on-Terror”. The American (biased-Lawmaker / lobbyist) Congressman and Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Terrorism - Ted Poe & Dana Rohrabacher from California, introduced a Bill in the US Congress to declare Pakistan a state sponsor of terrorism. The legislation called H.R (House of Representative) 6069 or the Pakistan State Sponsor of Terrorism Designation Act, urges the US government to formally deal with the issue within 4 months. While the US President will have to come up with a report clarifying whether Pakistan has aided international terrorism or not within 90 days, a month later the Secretary of State is expected to issue a follow-up report on either a determination that Pakistan is state sponsor of terrorism. I have a lot to say Lobbyists of “Part-of-Problems” which are behind the curtain as “Actual-Terrorism-Sponsors” investing in export of terrorism especially in our region of Pakistan and as a result Pakistan have sacrificed a Lot (innocent & important lives, and billions of Dollars economic losses, above all deterioration within our social structure as well). Mr. Ted Poe & Dana Rohrabacher, you are MASTERS of LAW, would you present arguments on aforementioned scarifications Pakistan difficultly trying to sustain with courage and emerging as a Great – “Strong & Brave” Nation of the World. Mr Ted Poe these Thousands of Pakistani Citizens Killing by terrorists are the acts of those who hired you and now standing behind you with their guns on your shoulders to be fired on us. But, _______________ You along with your sponsors will never ever succeed ! However, the Part-of-Solutions will enlist you in on-going Registration of “Part-of-Problems”. Justice prevailed ! Not your type of Lawmakers you play with Justice & Laws ! Bye ! Bye ! from Legislative Institution forever Mr. Ted Poe & Dana Rohrabacher. American Congress is not in need of you Thank you ! Tahir Zaheer (A Responsible & Patriotic Citizen of Great Pakistan)
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