Friday, May 11, 2012

Bill against US aid to Pakistan introduced in Congress

Congressman Dana Rohrabacher introduced ‘Pakistan Terrorism Accountability Act of 2012’ in Congress.
Congressman Dana Rohrabacher has introduced yet another bill, in the House of representative, called the “Pakistan Terrorism Accountability Act of 2012.” The legislation would require the Department of Defense to list all Americans killed by terrorist groups operating with impunity inside Pakistan and Afghanistan and supported by elements of the Pakistani government. For each person killed, $50 million would be subtracted from US foreign assistance to Pakistan, a requested $2.2 billion, and given to the victim’s family.
 “For too long America has funded the Pakistani government, giving  it free money, while elements of the ISI and Pakistan’s military operate radical Islamic groups that are actively murdering Americans,” said Rohrabacher.  “Americans will not accept this," he added.  “Pakistan has for decades leveraged radical terrorist groups to carry out attacks in India and Afghanistan,” continued Rohrabacher.   “Pakistan helped to create the Taliban and Pakistan’s intelligence service hid Osama Bin Laden from the U.S. for years. Today, one of the most dangerous and sophisticated groups killing American troops in Afghanistan is the Haqqani Network, which is closely operated by the Pakistani government.”
News source;  Dunya news

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