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Pakistan could lose main non-Nato ally standing after US lawmaker strikes invoice in House

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A US lawmaker has launched a laws within the US House of Representatives that seeks to terminate Pakistan’s designation as a significant non-Nato ally.

New Delhi,UPDATED: Jan 18, 2023 14:22 IST

Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif. (File photograph)

By India Today Web Desk: In a contemporary headache for Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, Pakistan could lose its main non-Nato ally standing after a invoice was moved within the US House of Representatives to terminate the designation.

The invoice (HR 80) was launched by Congressman Andy Biggs, who represents the fifth Congressional district of Arizona, reported PTI.

The invoice has been despatched to the House Foreign Affairs Committee for obligatory actions. It must be handed by the House and the Senate earlier than it may be signed into legislation by the US President.

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As a significant non-Nato ally, Pakistan enjoys a number of perks, akin to entry to extra US defence provides and eligibility for loans of supplies, provides or tools for cooperative analysis, growth, testing, or analysis functions, information company ANI reported.

Should this invoice fructify, it will not solely be a significant embarrassment for Pakistan, however it will additionally lose key privileges at a time when its financial system is within the doldrums.

For any additional continuation of Pakistan’s designation as a significant non-Nato ally, the invoice asks the US president to situation a certification that the nation has proven progress in arresting and prosecuting Haqqani Network senior leaders and mid-level operatives and has taken steps to exhibit its dedication to stop the Haqqani Network from utilizing any Pakistani territory as a protected haven.

(With inputs from ANI, PTI)

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Jan 18, 2023