After visit to AJK, US senators pledge to hold debate in US Senate on occupied Kashmir
MUZAFFARABAD: A delegation of US Senators, visiting Azad Jammu & Kashmir and Pakistan, has pledged to initiate a comprehensive debate in the US senate on the prevailing grim situation in Indian occupied Jammu & Kashmir.
The delegation, led by Senator Chris Hollen and Senator Maggie Hassan, at a meeting with AJK President Sardar Masood Khan in Muzaffarbad, assured to apprise the US senate on the latest situation in Indian occupied Kashmir.
The Senators said they would highlight at the Senate that the situation in the occupied Kashmir directly concerned to the right of self-determination of Kashmiri people.
They said a US senate committee had already expressed its grave concern over human rights trampling, communication blackout and the arrests of political leaders and workers in occupied Kashmir.
The Sardar Masood Khan asked the US Administration, Congress and the Senate to save occupied Kashmir and its people from the designs of Indian fanatic rulers.
On Oct 2, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi had urged the visiting US Congressmen for a more active US role to help in lifting curfew and resolution of Kashmir dispute in accordance with aspirations of Kashmiris.
The foreign minister was talking to two visiting US Congressmen Jim Himes and Sean Patrick Maloney, who called on him in Islamabad.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi had briefed the Congressmen on the state policy in bilateral relationship and recent engagements between Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Donald Trump. The two leaders had agreed to intensify the economic and trade relations to build a broad-based and enduring partnership.
While appreciating the US president’s sincere offer to mediate and his deep concern on the humanitarian crisis in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the foreign minister had apprised the Congressmen on gravity of situation caused by brazen Indian display of force and continued curfew in the territory.