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US Congress introduces invoice to terminate Pakistan’s ‘main non-NATO ally’ designation

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  • Invoice launched by Republican Congressman Andy Biggs terminates Pakistan’s designation as a significant non-NATO ally.
  • It’s going to ask the president to certify Pakistan has proven progress in arresting and prosecuting senior leaders of the Haqqani Community
  • Presently, there are 17 Main non-NATO allies

WASHINGTON: A invoice has been launched within the US Home of Representatives to terminate the designation of Pakistan as a significant non-NATO ally.

It was offered by Republican Congressman Andy Biggs. It seeks to take away Pakistan’s particular standing, which permits entry to US defence provides and participation in cooperative defence analysis and improvement programmes.

Pakistan was given the designation as a significant non-NATO ally through the Bush administration in 2004.

The invoice has been referred to the Home Committee on Overseas Affairs.

The Financial Instances reported that this new invoice may also ask the president to certify that Pakistan has proven progress with a purpose to arrest and prosecute senior leaders and mid-level operatives of the Haqqani Community in Pakistan.

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The invoice 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” except a presidential certification is submitted that Pakistan continues to conduct navy operations which might be contributing considerably to disrupting the protected haven and freedom of motion of the Haqqani Community in Pakistan.

Presently, there are 17 main non-NATO allies. Brazil was the final nation to be given this designation by President Donald Trump in 2019.

The designation provides the international locations entry into cooperative analysis and improvement tasks with the Division of Defence on a shared-cost foundation, participation in sure counter-terrorism initiatives, buy of depleted uranium anti-tank rounds, precedence supply of navy surplus (starting from rations to ships).

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