India says not done on US dole to Pak

New Delhi: India conveyed it’s disapproval with the US certification which allows aid to flow into Pakistan.

In response to a question on the US secretary of state John Kerry signing the certification, ministry of external affairs spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin responded that it was entirely America’s prerogative on how it spend their tax payers money.

He, however, said India did not believe Pakistan was showing “sustained commitment” or making “significant effort” or ceasing support” or dismantling “bases of operations” of the Laskhar e Tayyaba, Jaish-e-Muhammad, the Haqqani network and quite possibly the Al Qaeda.

The Kerry-Lugar Bill, also known as the “Enhanced Partnership with Pakistan Act of 2009”, requires the US administration to certify that the Pakistan government has taken action to prevent “al-Qaida, Taliban and associated terror groups such as Lashkar-e-Taiba from operating in the territory of Pakistan”

Akbaruddin also cited the increase of Punjabi/urdu speaking elements operating with terrorist groups inside Afghanistan. He said the groups posed a significant threat to members of the international community working in Afghanistan including to Indian diplomatic personnel working in the Indian Embassy in Kabul and our four Consulates.

 

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