ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Pakistan, Wednesday has noted with concern the overturning of the United States Presidential veto on Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) which is a law passed by the US Congress “ aimed at targeting sovereign states”.
According to Foreign Office statement, “We have noted with concern the overturning of the U.S. Presidential veto on JASTA, a law passed by US Congress aimed at targeting sovereign states.”
It said many nations across Europe and in the Middle East have also expressed similar concern over JASTA. Pakistan had earlier also expressed anguish over the adoption of a domestic legislation with the extra – territorial application.
In fact, in his address to the 71st UNGA Session, the Prime Minister had underlined that “terrorism is a global phenomenon, which must be addressed comprehensively in all its varieties, and that the international community must organize its efforts to achieve this.”
He had stressed that “these attempts should be considered collectively and not unilaterally by the enactment of any laws with extra-territorial application, targeted against certain countries.”