WASHINGTON: chambers of Congress have the 2017 Defence Authorisation Act, $1.1 billion for reimbursing the US operations in Afghanistan.
from this , $900 million, is for to Pakistan of it, $400m, has been out of its . To get $400m, Pakistan will get a ‘ ’ from defence secretary.
Like a schoolmaster waiving the punishment given to a , the defence secretary will certify that Pakistan is “taking demonstrable” steps the Haqqani of Afghan militants.
The measures a “ of Congress that Dr Shakil Afridi is an hero and that the of Pakistan him from ”.
Dr Afridi led US forces to the compound Al Qaeda Osama bin hiding and is Western , US, as an hero.
the Senate to seven votes on Thursday and the of Representatives 375 to 34 votes week, the now to the White for President Barack Obama to it into .
The act imposes on Pakistan to qualify to from the :
defence secretary to certify to the Congress that Pakistan to operations disrupting the haven and freedom of of the Haqqani in Pakistan.
He to certify that Pakistan has taken steps its to the from its territory.
The secretary to certify that Pakistan actively coordinates with Afghanistan to the of militants, the Haqqani , the border.
And the certification that Pakistan has in arresting and prosecuting Haqqani ’s senior leaders and mid- operatives.
the 2016 , which October, Defence Secretary Ashton Carter refused to make a certification and Pakistan did get the of $300m.
The 2017 act “refocuses to Pakistan on that US and a on a certification from the secretary of defence that Pakistan is taking demonstrable steps the Haqqani in Pakistani territory”, Senator John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Committee.
It to Pakistan for the Afghan border, and for the Frontier Corps in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.