Foreign Policy Watch: Cross-Border Terrorism

Terror-sponsor Pakistan backs LeT, JeM: U.S. Bill

  1. Context: The terrorist attack on an Army base in Uri in Jammu and Kashmir
  2. Pakistan State Sponsor of Terrorism Designation Act of 2016: It calls on the U.S. administration to provide a report on whether or not Pakistan qualifies as such under various U.S. laws
  3. Underlines multiple facts that the members think make Pakistan a state sponsor of terrorism
  4. Lists Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) involvement in supporting terrorism in Afghanistan
  5. Department of State’s 2016 Country Reports on Terrorism: ‘Pakistan has not taken sufficient action against groups such as Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM), which continued to cooperate, train, organise, and fundraise in Pakistan

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