US congressmen group wrote to secretary of state Mike Pompeo against Pakistan internal affairs

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US congressmen group wrote to secretary of state Mike Pompeo against Pakistan internal affairs

WASHINGTON - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had received a letter from Congress urging him to raise human rights issues and construction of dam in Pakistan with the foreign minister, ahead of his arrival in Washington, media has reported.

The letter jointly written and signed by as many as five members of the Congress asking the Secretary to raise specifically two issues: enforced disappearances in Sindh and the construction of dams along the Indus River without Sindh’s consent.

The signatories also identified themselves as members of the Congressional Sindh Caucus and expressed concerns saying, "The worst human rights abuses in Sindh are the continued enforced disappearances."

The United Nations Human Rights Committee defines enforced disappearances as an arrest or detention by state officials followed by a refusal to acknowledge the person's fate or whereabouts.