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'Enough Is Enough': US Lawmaker Introduces Resolution Demanding Pakistan's Action On Eliminating Safe Haven For Terrorists

Written By Press Trust Of India | Mumbai | Published:


  • A resolution demanding action by Pakistan on eliminating safe haven for terrorists was introduced in the US Congress

A resolution demanding action by Pakistan on eliminating safe haven for terrorists was introduced in the US Congress on Thursday by a lawmaker.

Introduced by Congressman Scott Perry in the US House of Representatives, the resolution also condemned the Pulwama attack carried out by Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) suicide bomber on February 14 that killed 40 Indian paramilitary jawans.

"Enough is enough. Now is the time to hold the Pakistani government accountable," Perry, a Republican Congressman from Pennsylvania, said after introducing the resolution.

"Pakistan has a long history of harbouring terrorists and terrorist sympathisers, despite continued American efforts to root out bad actors in the region," he said.

The resolution also calls for the US States to recognise the threat of JeM, reaffirm America's commitment to end Pakistani-based terror and acknowledge India's continued commitment to prevent terrorism in the region.

"Actively choosing lax enforcement has cost innocent lives and emboldens radicals to perpetuate similar attacks," Perry said.

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Meanwhile, the US, supported by France and the UK, on Wednesday directly moved a draft resolution in the UN Security Council to blacklist Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar in order to mount further pressure on Pakistan.

Two weeks after China put a hold on a proposal to list the Pakistan-based terror outfit chief Masood Azhar under the 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the Council, the US on Wednesday circulated the draft resolution to the powerful 15-nation Council to blacklist Azhar and subject him to a travel ban, an assets freeze and an arms embargo.

UN sources told PTI that this is the "first time" the US, the UK and France have moved a draft resolution directly in the Security Council to designate Azhar. The previous has been listing proposals in the Sanctions Committee of the Council to designate Azhar.

Sources said the draft resolution would condemn "in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly suicide bombing" on February 14 in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama district that killed 40 CRPF personnel.

READ: US Moves Draft Resolution Directly In UNSC To Blacklist JeM Chief Masood Azhar, Weeks After China Veto