Pakistan dismisses ‘baseless integration’ in US child soldiers, wants review: Foreign Office

July 4, 2021

On July 1, the U.S. added Pakistan and Turkey to the list of CSPA’s designation that could lead to strict sanctions on military assistance.

The Foreign Office reacted strongly to Pakistan’s inclusion in the United States’ Child Soldiers Prevention Act (CSPA) list on Fridays and called upon Washington to review its “baseless assertions”” against Pakistan in its 2021 annual TIP report, which refers to a “mistake and lack of understanding.”

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In a statement, the FO expressing its disappointment at the move by the United States, said that prior to the publication of the report no state institute was consulted by the US. “The basis on which the conclusion was reached were not provided with any details,” it added.

The 2021 CSPA list includes the governments of the following countries: Afghanistan, Burma, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iran, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, Turkey, Venezuela and Yemen.

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