To declare Pakistan a sponsor of terrorism, a petition on the official website of White House was created on September 21. It reached its 30-day target of 1,00,000 signatures within six days.
A White House petition to declare Pakistan as a state sponsor of terrorism has been signed by over 1,00,000 people within 6-days. The petition is posted on the official website of White House. The petition, which was created on the site on September 21, reached its 30-day target of 1,00,000 signatures within six days. On September 20, the US Congressman Ted Poe, Chairman, House Subcommittee on Terrorism, along with Congressman Dana Rohrabacher had introduced the Pakistan State Sponsor of Terrorism Designation Act (H.R.6069).
Introducing the Act, Poe said, “Not only is Pakistan an untrustworthy ally, Islamabad has also aided and abetted enemies of the United States for years.” He added, “From harboring Osama bin Laden to its cozy relationship with the Haqqani network, there is more than enough evidence to determine whose side Pakistan is on in the War on Terror. And it’s not America’s.”
According to the official press release of the Act, posted online on Poe’s White House page, “this bill will require the Administration to formally answer this question. The President must issue a report within 90 days of passage detailing whether or not Pakistan has provided support for international terrorism. Thirty days after that, the Secretary of State must issue a follow-up report containing either a determination that Pakistan is State Sponsor of Terrorism or a detailed justification as to why Pakistan does not meet the legal criteria for designation. It is time we stop paying Pakistan for its betrayal and designate it for what it is: a State Sponsor of Terrorism.”
At the time of writing this report on Tuesday, the online petition had 127,910 signatures. The petition is important to the people of the US, India and countries affected by Pakistan-sponsored terrorism. According to the White House website, a petition is put in
According to the White House website, a petition is put in the queue to be reviewed by the White House after it reaches the required threshold of 1,00,000 signatures. The White House then reviews and responds to the petition.