FM Qureshi briefs US Congressmen on situation in held Kashmir

8mn Kashmiris have set eyes on OIC: FM Shah

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday met two visiting U.S Congressmen Representative Jim Himes and Representative Sean Patrick Maloney.

Both are members of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and are visiting Pakistan for the first time.

The foreign minister briefed the visiting Congressmen on the state of bilateral relations and recent engagements between Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Donald Trump.

It was noted that two leaders had agreed to intensify the economic and trade relations in order to build a broad-based and enduring partnership.

While appreciating US President`s sincere offer to mediate and his deep concern on the humanitarian crisis in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the foreign minister apprised the Congressmen on the gravity of situation caused by Indian brazen display of force and continued curfew in the occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

He urged the Congressmen for a more active US role to help in lifting the curfew, ensuring the basic rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir and resolution of the dispute in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of the people of Kashmir.

He also briefed the US delegation on Pakistan’s constructive role and cooperation with the US in seeking a political solution to the Afghan conflict.

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