State sponsor of terrorism: US bill unlikely to gain Congressional support

Published: September 25, 2016
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KARACHI: US Senator John McCain has assured former president Asif Ali Zardari that the bill to designate Pakistan as a state sponsor for terrorism will not be successful. McCain also pointed out that the bill had been moved by a small minority in Congress and would not garner support in Congress.

McCain assured his support in telephonic conversation with the former President on Friday where both the leaders discussed bilateral and international issues.

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McCain during the conversation acknowledged the sacrifices made by Pakistan in the fight against terrorism as well.

The former president added that Pakistan itself is a victim of terrorism and will never support terrorism.

Both the leaders also agreed that it is in the interest of peace and stability that Pakistan continues to play its part in the fight against the global threat of terrorism.

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Both shed light upon the recent situation in Kashmir as well. The PPP co-chairman told the senator that Indian propaganda is being used against Pakistan to hide the atrocities being committed by the Indian forces against the Kashmiris from the world.

Zardari reiterated that Pakistan wants to resolve the Kashmir dispute through dialogue and that dialogue is the only way forward.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 25th, 2016.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Hakim Afghani
    Sep 25, 2016 - 8:42AM

    John McCain is the biggest liar in the U.S congress and nobody i mean nobody should take his words seriously because he is always giving empty promises and later you will find yourself in boiling water.Recommend

  • Rahul Patil
    Sep 25, 2016 - 11:00AM

    The ground is shaking underneath Pakistan.. Recommend

  • Fitoor
    Sep 25, 2016 - 1:43PM

    Is the world now going to be managed through jokes and lies. Recommend

  • Malik
    Sep 25, 2016 - 3:22PM

    Since the relations between Pakistan and US are at record level, it really doesn’t matter what does US consider of Pakistan and Pakistanis. If US is going to make alliance with India against Pakistan, why would it designate a favorable title to Pakistan?Recommend

  • Salman
    Sep 25, 2016 - 5:14PM

    After Russian snub, another setback for Indian so called isolation move lol.Recommend

  • Menon
    Sep 25, 2016 - 5:30PM

    McCain is not that powerful. He is in fight of his life for his relection and there is good chance he will loose his seat.Recommend

  • Khan
    Sep 25, 2016 - 5:57PM

    @Hakim Afghani:
    And these two congressmen are more important? You have a very poor understanding of US politics if you think McCain can just be brushed aside.Recommend

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