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US noose tightens around Pakistan as Trump prepares to declare it a terrorist state

A slew of proposed legislation to sanction Pakistan and to declare it a terrorist state is also pending in the US Congress.

Pakistan, one commentator notes, "teetered on the verge of being designated by the US government as a state that supported terrorism in 1993." Since then, the spectre of this designation and its new avatar 'terrorist state' has haunted Pakistan. In this interregnum, the country has been directly involved in numberless terrorist operations in which US lives have been lost. European and Afghan lives, too. And many Indian

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