Bill Introduced In US House Freezing Aid To Pakistan

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A bill has been introduced in the US house of Representative to freeze all US aid to Pakistan. The House Resolution (No HR 3013) was initiated by Congressman Ted Poe this week. Poe in his speech told the House that “Since the discovery of Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan has proven to be disloyal, deceptive and a danger to the United States.” He accused Pakistan of “duplicity and deceit” in taking billions of dollars in aid from the US, whilst simultaneously supporting militants in its territories.

The resolution has been sent to the Foreign Affairs Committee. The bill will be moved to the House of Representatives only if this committee approves it.