US Senate delegation briefed about HR violations by India in IIOJK

Islamabad, December 12 (KMS): The Foreign Secretary, Sohail Mahmood received a four-member delegation of the United States Senate at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Islamabad.

The delegation included Senators Angus King, Richard Burr, John Cornyn and Benjamin Sasse.

The Foreign Secretary also briefed the delegation about unabated gross human rights violations against the Kashmiris in IIOJK by Indian troops and underscored that the US Congress must play its due role in this regard.

The Senators, acknowledging the importance of long-standing Pakistan-US ties, affirmed the desire to further strengthen the bilateral relationship in its myriad dimensions.

The Senators appreciated Pakistan’s role in the evacuation of US nationals and others post-15 August 2021 and stressed the importance of closer cooperation to support the objectives of a peaceful and stable Afghanistan.

All four Senators are members of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, while Senator King is also member of the Senate Armed Services committee.

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