Washington, February 6: ‘NaPak’ intentions of Pakistan was exposed long ago. The whole world now knows the reality of Pakistan that it is the only country which provides safe haven to terrorism and harbours terrorist in other nations. Therefore, a bill was introduced on Tuesday in the US House of Representatives to end all non-defence aid to Pakistan as it provides military aid and intelligence to terrorists.
Notably, a bill to end all non-defence aid to Pakistan was introduced by Congressmen Mark Sanford from South Carolina and Thomas Massie from Kentucky in the US House of Representatives. The bill sought that the amount be redirect to infrastructure projects in the country rather than giving aid to Pakistan.
The legislation will prohibit the US State Department and the US Agency for International Development (USAID) from sending American taxpayer money to Pakistan. Instead, these funds will be redirected to the Highway Trust Fund, the account that pays for road infrastructure in the US.
The US lawmakers accused Pakistan of providing resources to terrorists. Congressman Massie said the US should not funnel money to a government that provides military aid and intelligence to terrorists. It sought that the amount be redirect to infrastructure projects in the US.
Meanwhile, Congressman Mark Sanford said, “When the American people support other nations, our generosity shouldn’t be used to reward terrorists with US taxpayer dollars. Couple this with the fact that the Highway Trust Fund will be $111 billion short by 2026, and it simply makes financial sense to repurpose these funds for our infrastructure.”
On the other side, Senator Rand Paul said, “We fail to protect the country and steward taxpayers’ hard-earned money when we support countries that chant death to America and burn our flag.” “Let’s bring that money home and use it to help rebuild our infrastructure instead of giving it to a nation that persecutes Christians and imprisons people such as the doctor that helped us get Osama bin Laden,” he added.
The US has provided nearly 34 billion US dollars in aid to Pakistan, post 9/11, including 526 million in 2017 alone. Earlier, in January this year, hitting out at Islamabad and earlier government of United States, President Trump said that the US had been foolish to provide massive financial aid to Pakistan.