U.S. House Seeks to tighten restriction on Pakistan Military Aid
Washington: The United States (US) House of Representatives voted 277 to 147 on Thursday in favor of a defense policy bill seeking to tighten the restriction on Military aid for Pakistan and expressed frustration with what they see as the failure of Islamabad.
United States (US) lawmakers seems to use defense policy as the Hose voted 277 to 147 in favor of passing the National Defense Authorization Act of 2017, increasing curb on Pakistan Military Aid as The United States (US) house expressing the frustration over the Islamabad’s failure to crack down on Afghanistan’s combatants Haqqani Network.
The National Defense Authorization Act 2017 or NDAA passed $ 602 billion on Wednesday by the House of Representatives; the NDAA will block $ 450 million aid to Pakistan Military unless it does more to fight with Afghanistan’s militant Haqqani Network that United States Lawmakers considered as major threat to U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
The defense Policy bill requires the Pentagon from Pakistan to conduct a military operation to disrupt the Afghanistan’s militant Haqqani Network by not letting the network to use North Waziristan as a safe heaven, the bill also requires for the actively coordination of Pakistan with Afghanistan National forces or government to fight against the Haqqani Network along the border.
Another requirement added to release aid to Pakistan Military that Pakistan’s administration has shown continuous progress in prosecuting and arresting the senior leaders of Haqqani network as well as to knock down the mid-level operatives of network because Haqqani Network is the serious and major threat to United States’ forces that are deployed in Afghanistan.
One added third requirement that Dr. Shakil Afridi, who is a Pakistani doctor and believed to have held the CIA to hunt down the location of Osama Bin Laden, is an international hero and calls for his immediate release from Jail of Pakistan as Pakistan sentenced him to 33 years of prison on charged of have relation with militant groups.