ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday 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 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 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 apprised the Congressmen on gravity of situation caused by brazen Indian display of force and continued curfew in the territory.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi also briefed the US delegation on Pakistan’s constructive role and cooperation with the United States in seeking a political solution to the Afghan conflict.
On Sept 15, US Democratic presidential candidates Kamala Harris and Beto O Rourke had expressed serious concerns over deteriorating situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
They had made the comments during the meeting with Pakistani American Texas-based leading Pakistani businessman and high ranking influential member of the Democratic Party Tahir Javed and his fellow Nouman Hussain, the Kashmir Media Service had reported.
Beto O’Rourke – in a race of Democratic presidential candidate – had expressed serious concerns, saying that the US must come forward and put its efforts for ensuring peace and stability in the South Asia.
Harris had said, “We have to remind the Kashmiris that they are not alone in the world. We are keeping a track on the situation. There is a need to intervene if the situation demands.”