WASHINGTON: Pakistan’s ambassador to america (US) Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry said that the Haqqani community is neither Pakistan’s pal nor proxy.
“We do not need it (Haqqani community) to behave towards the US or Afghanistan,” the ambassador stated.
Chatting with overseas media, Chaudhry stated that Indian delay in negotiations with Pakistan encourages terrorists.
In response to a query about Hafiz Saeed’s detention, the ambassador stated: “We do not need anybody from Pakistan to take a unfavorable message overseas.”
“Our message could be very clear. We would like a peaceable and pleasant relationship with India based mostly on mutual respect,” he stated.
Earlier on March 9, a US Congressman Ted Poe, recognized for his dislike for Pakistan, launched a strongly worded invoice within the US Congress to declare “untrustworthy ally” Pakistan a “state sponsor of terrorism”, media stories stated.
“Not solely is Pakistan an untrustworthy ally, Islamabad has additionally aided and abetted enemies of america for years,” stated Poe, who’s the Chair of the Home Subcommittee on terrorism.
“From harbouring Osama bin Laden to its cosy relationship with the Haqqani community, there’s greater than sufficient proof to find out whose aspect Pakistan is on within the conflict on terror. And it’s not America’s. It’s about time we cease paying Pakistan for its betrayal and designate it for what it’s: a State Sponsor of Terrorism,” Poe stated whereas introducing the invoice, the Pakistan State Sponsor of Terrorism Act of 2015, in Congress on March 9.
The invoice requires the US president to problem a report inside ninety days, answering whether or not Pakistan has offered help for worldwide terrorism. Thirty days after, the secretary of state is required to submit a comply with-up report, which can both declare Pakistan as a state sponsor of terrorism or present an in depth justification as to why it doesn’t meet the authorized standards for such a designation.
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