A U.S. lawmker has finally introduced legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives to take Pakistan to task for providing shelter to terror mastermind Osama bin Laden.
Ted Poe, a republican from texas, said, “Osama bin Laden has met his maker, and we appreciate the Navy SEALs for arranging the meeting, but Pakistan gives us some concern. It seems like Pakistan might be playing both sides, and they have a lot of explaining to do.”
Pakistan’s military generals had deceived the U.S. into believeing they were allied with the United States, while they were providing sanctuary to al qaeda terrorists including Osama bin Laden. Islamabad considers al qaeda nd Taliban as its strategic assets.
“For all these years, we believed that Osama bin Laden was on the run, living in a cave; but, apparently, Satan’s Pawn has been living for years in a million-dollar compound just yards away from a Pakistani military base, but Pakistan claims no knowledge of Osama bin Laden’s whereabouts. I just don’t buy it,” Poe said.
Poe said he had introduced a bill that would require Congress and the American people to get a full understanding of what Pakistan knew about bin Laden’s whereabouts and when they knew it, before we give them anymore American money.
“Congress has already appropriated $3 billion in aid to Pakistan for this year; and unless Pakistan can prove that they were not providing sanctuary for America’s number one enemy, they should not receive any American aid,” Poe told the lower house of the U.S. parliament.
A number of U.S. lawmakers, from both sides of the aisle, in both the house and the Senate are enraged with Pakistan for befooling the United States and ripping American taxpayers of $20 billion while secretly helping al Qaeda.
Meanwhile, the US. senate Foreign Relations Committee will be meeting at the 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building Thursday morning at 10 am.
Those will testify include Dr Samina Ahmed, South Asia project director, International Crisis Group;Mr. Moeed Yusuf, South Asia adviser, U.S. Institute of Peace andMr. Michael Krepon , co-founder and senior associate, South Asia, Henry L. Stimson Center.
Thes experts have been requested by Balochistan human rights defenders to raise the issue of Nazi-style brutalities being perpetrated by the Frontier Corps, Inter-Services Intelligence and Military Intelligence on secular Baloch activists in Balochistan which is in the grip of an independence movement.
Since July last year, upwards of 150 Baloch activists who were forcibly disappeared were killed execution style by the Pakistani forces by branding them as anti-Islam. Their bodies were dumped in desolate places.
More than 1,300 Baloch freedom activists are documented to be victims of enforced disapearances and facing torture in Pakistan gestapos, according to the Voice for Baloch Missing Persons