USINPAC Urges Congressional Hearings on Pakistan’s Role in Harboring Osama bin Laden

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Pakistan running with the hare and hunting with the hounds

Ordinary Americans who are making a sacrifice in lives and treasure in the volatile Af-Pak region are not ready to buy old arguments about the US needing Pakistan for land routes to Afghanistan when it is actively supporting forces fighting our troops.

Following the death of Osama bin Laden at the hands of US special forces, a lot of questions need to be answered by Pakistan about the role of its military and intelligence services in harboring the man responsible for the worst terror attacks in US history. As such, the US India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) strongly urges Congress to conduct thorough hearings to investigate Osama Bin Laden’s presence in Pakistan, its hostile role in the war in Afghanistan and to review US aid to Pakistan.

Sanjay Puri, USINPAC Chairman said, “The Pakistani government has been disturbingly silent since the operation that eliminated Bin Laden, but it needs to answer how he could live in Pakistan for five years without the knowledge of the ISI or the Pakistan Army. It is impossible to believe that Bin Laden did not have a significant support system in Pakistan. Bin Laden was living in a conspicuous luxury mansion eight times larger than neighboring buildings. That no one would have asked any questions, particularly in a culture where people are involved with their neighbors is highly improbable. That this would happen on the doorstep of Pakistan’s top military academy is unimaginable. This again reaffirms the feeling that the Pakistan army and intelligence services are running with the hare and hunting with the hounds.”

The United States Congress and the Obama Administration need to take a hard look at the scarce taxpayer funded aid that is going to Pakistan. Manish Thakur, Chairman of USINPAC’s National Security Committee said, “Americans across the nation are expressing serious concern about providing financial aid to a country which has been harboring the terrorist responsible for the deaths of over 3,000 innocent Americans. Ordinary Americans who are making a sacrifice in lives and treasure in the volatile Af-Pak region are not ready to buy old arguments about the US needing Pakistan for land routes to Afghanistan when it is actively supporting forces fighting our troops.“

About USINPAC: The US India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) is a bi-partisan non-profit organization and the voice of 2.7 million Indian-Americans. It works to impact policy on issues of concern to the Indian-American community in the US. We also provide bipartisan support to candidates for federal, state and local office who support the issues that are important to the Indian-American community. For more information visit us at http://www.usinpac.com

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