Why top US diplomat Alice Wells has arrived in Pakistan?

Why top US diplomat Alice Wells has arrived in Pakistan?

*ISLAMABAD – US Acting Assistant Secretary Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Alice G Wells arrived in Islamabad on a state visit on Tuesday.*

According to sources, a high-level US delegation arrived in Islamabad and will hold delegation-level talks with the Pakistani leadership.

Alice, with high-powered delegation, will meet political and military leadership in the federal capital to discuss the formation of US-Pak joint working mechanism and ways to promote bilateral relations.

The diplomatic sources said that Alice will also take part in delegation-level talks in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Pakistan. Both sides will also discuss so far progress on Afghan reconciliation process and regional security and peace.

Pakistan will convey its reservations to the senior US official about growing Indian aggression along the Line of Control (LoC) and deteriorating human rights situation in the Indian-occupied Kashmir (IoK).

The *US envoy* link visit comes a day after the Indian government had rushed through a presidential decree to abolish Article 370 of the Constitution that grants special status to Indian occupied Kashmir.

A day earlier, the *US State Department link,* in a statement issued late Monday, emphasized upon Indian government to respect human rights in the valley.