After Indian refusal to US Senator to visit IOK, Pakistan takes American congressional delegation to AJK for first hand information
ISLAMABAD – After Indian refusal to US Senator to visit IOK, Pakistan takes American congressional delegation to Azad Jammu and Kashmir.
A high-level US Congressional delegation comprising Senators Chris Van Hollen and Maggie Hassan along with their staffers and US Ambassador Paul Jones visited Muzaffarabad on Sunday.
According to a press release issued by the Foreign Office, the purpose of the visit was to see the ground situation and gauge public sentiment following the 5 August illegal Indian actions in the Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
A detailed briefing on the current situation on LoC was given by Maj Gen Amer. The delegation also called on Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan and Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider.
[image: US Congressional, delegation, Muzaffarabad, human rights violations, IOK]
The AJK leadership thanked the two senators for the visit and appreciated their support for the just cause of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
While offering them to see first-hand the vibrant and thriving Kashmiri community in Azad Kashmir, the US delegation was apprised of the historical background of the Jammu & Kashmir dispute and the deteriorating situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir in wake of prolonged curfew and suppression of fundamental rights and freedoms particularly since August 5.