Legislation to cut off US aid to Pakistan

“We can no longer afford this foolishness,” Congressman Dana Rohrabacher said after introducing the “Defund United States Assistance to Pakistan Act of 2011” in the House of Representative. “The time has come for us to stop subsidising those who actively oppose us. Pakistan has shown itself not to be America’s ally,” he said.

The bill says that terrorist outfits based in Pakistan, especially Lashkar-e-Toiba, has been responsible for terrorist strikes inside India, including the Mumbai terrorist attack in November 2008, in which 166 people including six American nationals were killed.

Rohrabacher is a senior member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. The bill outlines several accounts of Pakistan’s duplicitous behaviour towards the US, including recent reports of Pakistani leadership lobbying Afghan President Hamid Karzai to move away from “imperial” America and to embrace Communist China, said a statement by the Congressman.

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