A new petition filed on the official UK Parliament website calling on Britain to “strongly condemn” Pakistan for providing a safe haven for terrorists, Sunday crossed the threshold of 10,000 signatures making it incumbent upon the UK government to respond to it.
The petition titled ‘UK govt to strongly condemn Pakistan for providing safe haven for terrorists’ needs as many as 100,000 signatures by the March 29, 2017, deadline for it to be considered for a parliamentary debate in the House of Commons.
“Pakistan continues to double speak on issue of terrorism. It has aided and abetted enemies of the international coalition (of which Britain is a leading partner with the US) against terrorism. Osama Bin Laden’s hideout was in Pakistan,” reads the petition, authored by an Indian-origin professional, Naman Paropkari. It adds, “The Inter-Services Intelligence has often been accused of playing a role in major terrorist attacks across the world, including the September 11, 2001, attacks in the United States, terrorism in Kashmir, Indian Parliament attack and Mumbai terror attacks.”
“It has been noted by many that several militant and criminal groups are backed by senior officers in the Pakistani Army & the country’s ISI intelligence establishment, Daniel Byman says, is probably today’s most active sponsor of terrorism,” it says.