Pakistan raises concern at US law "JASTA" targeting sovereign states

Pakistan raises concern at US law
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ISLAMABAD (APP)- 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 ".

"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 ," a statement of Foreign Office spokesman said here.

It said many countries 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 extra-territorial application.

Infact, in his address to the 71st UNGA Session, the Prime Minister had underscored that "terrorism is a global phenomenon, which must be addressed comprehensively in all its forms, and that the international community must coordinate its efforts to accomplish this."

He had emphasized that " these efforts should be taken collectively and not unilaterally by the passage of any laws with extra-territorial application, targeted against certain countries."

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