aware of the situation in East Pakistan dies a little each day his Government fails to do its utmost to alleviate the suffering in that area.
As for the second principle, in this case, at this time, the United States and other donor nations do have a good deal of influence over the Government of Pakistan. That Government is dependent upon the capital and commodity flows from the members of the aid consortium headed by the World Bank, which supplies foreign assistance. Surely the taxpayers of the United States and other consortium members cannot condone that continuation of economic and certainly not military, assistance to a Government which systematically excludes a part of its population from sharing in the benefits of that assistance, or worse yet kills them with It would seem that the Government of the United States, following the lead of the consortium, should make clear to the Government of Pakistan that continuation of aid is dependent upon an end to the killing of civilians in the east wing and the distribution of adequate food supplies to all people of the East, without regard to religion or political affiliation.
Mr. President, should the State Department fail to impress upon the Pakistanis that many Americans cannot condone the unnecessary starvation and brutal killing of fellow human beings. Congress may find it necessary to suspend, by law, economic and military assistance to Pakistan.