"Surely Pakistan is not linking their interests with those of an international terrorist organization. Foreign aid has been an abysmal failure precisely for this reason — we give the aid to governments who then turn and work against our national interest. That must end."

Paul's first bill would block all U.S. aid to Pakistan until Afridi is released from prison, all criminal charges against him are dropped, and, "if necessary to ensure his freedom, Dr. Afridi has been allowed to leave Pakistan."

Paul's second bill would grant Afridi U.S. citizenship. It states simply that notwithstanding any law related to naturalization, "Dr. Afridi is deemed to be a naturalized citizen of the United States as of the date of the enactment of this Act."