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No action against terrorism "will increase the economic hardship of the Pakistani people": US legislators



Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan faces immense global pressure against terrorists in Pakistan

Washington:

An influential US Congressman has warned that Pakistan will continue to slip into international isolation if there are no measures taken against terrorists

Ami Bera, chairman of the Subcommittee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives on Supervision and Investigations, also called on China to play a constructive role by vetoing the UN Security Council resolution on the Pakistan-based Jaish terrorist group Repealed -e-Mohammed (JeM) Chief Masood Azhar is a global terrorist.

"The United States Congress is ready to support Pakistan should Prime Minister (Imran) Khan take serious action against terrorist groups, which will only help to improve his national economy goals," Mr. Bera wrote in a statement in the News India Times on Friday

published Op-Ed. In his Op-Ed titled "Time For Pakistan To Draw A New Course," The Four Times I The Californian Congressman from California said Pakistan had done the right thing when he released the Abhinandan Varthaman pilots of the Indian Air Force.

"This has defused a dangerous situation, but more needs to be done and Prime Minister Imran Khan should take this opportunity to redefine his country's relationship with the world and set a new course for Pakistan," he said.

This begins with the fight against the JeM and other terrorist groups such as Lashkar-e-Taiba Bera, who was responsible for the terrorist attack in Mumbai in 2008, adding that Pakistan's behavior towards these terrorist groups is unfortunately contradictory and self-defeating be.

"Pakistan has banned many of these terrorist groups, including two other groups on March 5, but at the same time tolerates them operating within its own borders, which has led the international community to isolate Pakistan," Bera said.

Pakistan says it has taken some initial steps to arrest some 44 alleged terrorists, including the brother of JeM chief Masood Azhar. Whether this is, however, is unclear "preventive detention," as Pakistan has described, will lead to prosecution and justice, he said.

"Prime Minister (Imran) Khan can help Pakistan achieve tremendous goodwill by tracking down Masood Azhar and putting him in court, the Pakistani Foreign Minister pointed out that he was living, and his whereabouts were known promote this goodwill by dismantling the terrorist networks operating in Pakistan

"These measures are in line with UN Security Council Resolution 1

267. If Imran Khan does not take these steps, I fear that Pakistan will continue to slide in that direction the international isolation that will only help to increase the economic hardship of the Pakistani people, "said the Indian-US Congressman.

" I. also call on China to play a constructive role in relations between India and Pakistan. A good first step would be "China will no longer stop blocking a UN Security Council resolution in which Masood Azhar is a global terrorist," Bera said.

His article came days after Pakistan under enormous global pressure following the Pulwama terrorist attack and Indian air strikes against a JeM terrorist camp in Balakot in the Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on 26 February in the last few days with actions against some terrorist outfits and their leaders started.

In I The Slamabad Interior Ministry claimed Thursday that a total of 121 members of the banned terrorist groups have been "preemptively detained" in Pakistan so far.

Tensions between India and Pakistan broke out after a suicide bomber from Pakistan The terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed or JeM exploded over 60 kg of RDX near a CRPF bus and killed more than 40 soldiers in Jammu and on 14 February the district of Pulwama in Kashmir.

India launched a "non-military preventive program" of anti-terrorist operation in Pakistan's Balakot on February 26. The next day, the Pakistani Air Force struck an Indian Air Force MiG-21 bomber and knocked it down while losing its own F-16 jet. Pakistan also arrested MiG-21 pilot Wing Commander Abhinand Varthaman, who was handed over to India on Friday.


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