WASHINGTON: A key American lawmaker from Texas has introduced a resolution in the House of Representative to freeze all US aid to Pakistan. The House Resolution (No HR 3013) if passed will freeze all US aid to Pakistan with the exception of funds that are designated to help secure nuclear weapons.
“This so-called ally continues to take billions in US aid, while at the same time supports the militants who attack us.
“The United States must immediately freeze all aid to Pakistan,” said Poe, who is a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
Pakistan has made it “painfully obvious” that they will continue their policy of “duplicity and deceit” by pretending to be US ally in the war on terror while simultaneously promoting violent extremism, the Congressman said.
According Mike Mullen, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, just this month the Pakistani government supported the groups who were behind both the truck bomb attack that wounded more than 70 US and Nato Troops and the attack on the US Embassy, Poe said. The resolution has been sent to the house foreign affairs Committee for necessary action.
It is only after this key Congressional committee approves the resolution that it will be sent to the House of Representatives.
Notably only a few resolutions enter the House of Representatives. On the other hand Pakistan is looking towards China and Saudi Arabia for support, which Pakistan will likely get. Chinese Vice Premier was in Pakistan for a 2 day visit, showing solidarity with Pakistan. Once a US congressman questioned Chinese unconditional support for Pakistan with a Chinese diplomat and the diplomat replied by saying “Pakistan is our Israel”