Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

International

US Congress presents bill to terminate Pakistan as non-NATO ally

In the US House of Representatives, a bill to terminate Pakistan’s status as a major non-NATO ally has been presented by Republican Congressman Andy Biggs.

This termination will remove Pakistan’s special status that gives access to US defense supplies and participation in cooperative defense research and development programs.

The designation as a major non-NATO ally was given to Pakistan in 2004, during the Bush administration.

The bill is referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.

The Economic Times reported that this new bill will require the president to certify that Pakistan has progressed in arresting and prosecute various leaders and operatives of the Haqqani Network in Pakistan.

The bill reads the President “may not issue a separate designation of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan as a major non-Nato ally or any other provision of law” unless a presidential certification is submitted that Pakistan continues to conduct military operations that are contributing significantly to disrupting the safe haven and freedom of movement of the Haqqani Network in Pakistan.

There are 17 major non-NATO allies including Brazil which was the last country getting this designation in 2019 by President Donald Trump.

Our Latest Updates:

Avatar photo
Written By

National

ISLAMABAD: Senior journalist, anchorperson, and YouTuber, Matiullah Jan wrote this article today. He is considered pro-PML-N, but in his analytical article, he shared his...

Latest Updates

ISLAMABAD: PML-N leaders (Sharifs) have nominated Maryam Nawaz as the candidate for the Chief Minister of Punjab position. Sharifs announced the nomination of Maryam...

Politics

ISLAMABAD: The Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan (JIP) has declined to forge an alliance with the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) to establish a government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP)....

International

A recent incident involving a Saudia airliner has sparked intrigue as the flight, SV 805, en route from Dhaka to Riyadh, faced a medical...