Pakistan & USA enjoyed an outstanding relationship: Barrister Sultan.

MUZAFFARABAD -- United States Congresswoman Ilhan Omar on Thursday visited Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) to obtain first-hand information about the current situation of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

Following her meeting with AJK President Barrister Sultan Mahmood Chaudhry, Congresswoman Ilhan Omar addressed a press conference and stated that the United States Foreign Affairs Committee had previously held hearings to investigate the reports of human rights violations in IIOJK and discussed the Modi administration's anti-Muslim rhetoric and its effects.

'I don't believe that it is being talked about to the extent it needs to be in Congress and within the administration,' Omar said, adding that she hoped her visit to AJK motivates more conversations.

'The condemnations and concerns of those who fight for human rights and the question of Kashmir will be included in future hearings within the USA,' Omar assured.

The congresswoman reiterated that she was honoured for the opportunity to be included in the conversation regarding the rights of Kashmir, and looked forward to learning about the situation directly.

'For me, human rights have been a priority of my work, and you can't fight for the right of others if you do not have the proper information,' she...

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