US lawmaker introduces fortitude in House to retard sale of F-16s to Pakistan

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Washington: A tip US lawmaker has introduced a “joint resolution” in a House of Representatives to demonstrate Congress’s condemnation over an arms understanding with Pakistan that includes a sale of 8 nuclear-capable F-16 warrior jets to a latter.

“The supervision of Pakistan has been regulating weapons from a US to restrain a possess adults and generally a people of Baluchistan,” Congressman Dana Rohrabacher pronounced on Thursday after he introduced a fortitude in a House of Representatives that is identical to Indian Parliament’s reduce House, a Lok Sabha.

“The determining cause of either to support this Joint Resolution is, for me, a conceited and antagonistic actions taken by a supervision of Pakistan opposite a male who helped move Osama bin Laden to justice,” Rohrabacher said. Earlier this month, a Obama administration strictly announced it would go by with a $700 million arms understanding with Pakistan.

US lawmaker introduces check to retard sale of F-16s to Pakistan. AFP

Alleging that Osama bin Laden was a “mass murderer” of 3,000 Americans on Sep 11, 2001, he pronounced anyone who helped move him to probity is an “American hero”. “The supervision of Pakistan arrested Shakil Afridi and continues to reason him in a cage. The detain was a stipulation of feeling toward a United States,” he said.

“Our supervision should not yield troops apparatus to Pakistan, let alone F-16s, as prolonged as they are holding Afridi. His continued bonds is an movement that underscores that a supervision of Pakistan considers itself a enemy, not a friend,” Rohrabacher said.

A day earlier, former Republican presidential claimant Senator Rand Paul introduced a corner fortitude in a Senate to retard sale of F-16 warrior jets to Pakistan. The fortitude (SJ Res 30) calls for prohibiting sale of 8 F-16 warrior jets to Pakistan, that a State Department had recently told to a Congress. It also calls for “prohibiting sale” of other troops hardware to Pakistan including 8 Advanced Integrated Defensive Electronic Warfare Suites (AIDWES), 14 Joint Helmet Mounted Cueing Systems (JHMCS).

Meanwhile, Senator Bob Corker, Chairman of a Senate Foreign Relations Committee has put a reason on a sale of F-16 to Pakistan. The Obama Administration, however, is carefree that it would be means to overcome legislative hurdles to ensue with a sale of F-16.

“The attribute between a US and Pakistan has been a uneasy one. Though a supervision of Pakistan has been deliberate to be America’s fan in a quarrel on terrorism, a poise would advise otherwise. While we give them billions of dollars in aid, we are concurrently wakeful of their comprehension and troops apparatus aiding a Afghan Taliban,” Senator Paul alleged.

“In further to Pakistan’s duplicitous nature, it also has a abominable tellurian rights record. It mostly isolates and unjustly jails eremite minorities and Christians,” he claimed. “Only after an general cheer did Pakistan invert Asa Bibi’s genocide sentence.

In further to Pakistan’s support of terrorism and abominable tellurian rights record, it continues to incarcerate Afridi who helped a US locate and kill Osama Bin Laden,” Paul said.

PTI