Delegation of US Senators in Pakistan to discuss Kashmir issue

Islamabad, Pakistan: A high level delegation of US Senators arrived Pakistan including Senator Chris Van Hollen who has initiated a legislative action against India on the situation of Indian occupied Kashmir.

It is pertinent to mention that United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations had added an appeal to end humanitarian crisis in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) in its report ahead of the annual Foreign Appropriations Act for 2020.

The amendment was proposed by Senator Chris Van Hollen, who visited Delhi this week as a part of a congressional delegation but Indian government did not allow him to visit IoK to see the situation in Valley which is disconnected from rest of the world and is under total communication blackout and indefinite curfew since August 5, 2019 when India abrogated special status of IoK.

Senator Chris Van Hollen asked Indian authorities to allow him to visit IoK so he could see situation on the ground for himself but the Indian government did not allow him for his journey to Valley.

Senator Chris Van Hollen reached Pakistan on October 5, 2019 along with Senator Margaret C. Hassan and Harlen Geer who is a national security professional with a demonstrated history of conducting counter terrorism analysis for the United States Senate. The delegation visited North Waziristan and Multan on October 5, 2019.

According to available information, delegation will meet civil and military leadership including President Dr. Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan and Chief of Pakistan Army COAS Qamar Javed Bajwa.

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