Bill introduced in US House to terminate designation of Pakistan as Major non-NATO ally
WASHINGTON: On the first day of the 117th Congress, a lawmaker has introduced a bill in the US House of Representatives to terminate the designation of Pakistan as a Major non-NATO Ally.
Introduced by Republican Congressman Andy Biggs, the bill removes Pakistan's designation as a major non-NATO ally, a status that allows for various benefits such as access to excess US defense supplies and participation in cooperative defense research and development projects.
Pakistan was named a Major non-NATO ally during the Bush Administration in 2004. Currently, there are 17 Major non-NATO ally. Brazil was the last country to given this designation by President Donald Trump in 2019.
However, President Trump in January 2018 suspended all financial and security assistance to Pakistan. The outgoing Trump Administration even considered terminating the designation of Pakistan as a Major non-NATO ally.
Under the Obama Administration, US designated India as a Major Defense Partner.
China is supporting Pak in a way the US never did. Pakistan does not need the US. At this moment they don't and the US would be wasting their tax money if they keep on investing on Pak.
US is not fooling anyone by criticizing Pakistan on one hand and having defence ties with the other.
If US is really serious about getting Pakistan on right track than it should break all ties and impose sanctions on Pakistan.
Just empty words won't work anymore.
US has allowed itself to be befooled and exploited by Pakistan. Pakistan is the only country responsible for the fall of two super powers - USSR and the USA - and it is going to add China too in its score very soon. Already the investment made by China in the CPEC has gone down the drain.
Pak is a cursed or xed country. Any counrty having trade, military, or any other ties/relationships with pak will and does face incessant troubles. No exception. Saudi, UAE, other gulf countries, USA, UK, China, Russia, India, Canada, Australia, Malaysia, you name it, they have had it. Turkey will taste it shortly.
Trump has been very honest all though he was cranky on occassions. He has been trying to do some good, India will surely lose a good friend
H K Doshi
Since a Pakistan is very close relationship with China , this withdrawal of major non ally NATO is not surprising but it appears to be too late.
Its high time Pakistanis realise that Imran Khan is only taking their nation down.Pakistan has got no allies now. Not even the gulf.
if the bill would pass, this is one of the best thing in trump era.
Better late than never
Declare Pakistan as Terrorist country.
PSK Common Man
End of Pakistan.
They deserved it.
Finally, someone woke up from deep slumber
This is only the beginning of fall of Pakistan. China will treat Pakistan as their sl ve. Already Saudi Arabia and UAE have realized the real face of Pakistan and its people, so they have banned visas for Pakistanis. Now India should increase the pressure on Pakistan from all sides.