US Congressman Ted Poe on Saturday labelled Pakistan a state sponsor of terrorism. He also said that Congress needs to do this so that the latter suffers consequences.
Earlier, on June 28, Poe, a top American lawmaker of the Trump administration had said that US should cut off military aid to Pakistan, declare it a "state sponsor of terrorism" and revoke its non-NATO ally status.
Poe alleged that since 1990, Pakistan has been supporting terrorist groups in Kashmir like the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in its proxy war with India.These terror groups, he had said, have carried out attacks inside India, such as the 2001 attack on the Indian Parliament.
Pakistan must be labelled a state sponsor of terrorism.Congress needs to do this so that latter suffers consequences: US Congressman Ted Poe— ANI (@ANI_news) July 1, 2017
"Since the 1990s, Pakistan has allowed these terrorist groups to openly raise funds in the country", he said. Beginning in the 1990s, Pakistan provided training, advisers, intelligence, and material support for the Afghan Taliban, a specific terrorist group that operates in Afghanistan based in Pakistan, he said.