ISLAMABAD (9 News) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan condoled with Pakistan Ulema Council Chairman Maulana Tahir Ashrafi over the demise of his mother.
The prime minister expressed condolence when Maulana Tahir Ashrafi called on the premier in Islamabad on Monday.
He prayed that may Allah Almighty rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage and strength to the bereaved family to bear the loss with fortitude.
Later, former cricketer Wasim Akram also met the prime minister in Islamabad.
Earlier today, Imran Khan thanked US Senators Chris Van Hollen and Maggi Hassan who called on him at his office.
During the meeting, the prime minister said that Modi-led BJP government has distorted the face of India in front of the world. He also clarified the US senators that dialogues with Indian PM Narendra Modi are not possible due to the curfew and communication blockade in Indian Occupied Kashmir.
While warning the international community, PM Khan reiterated that India and Pakistan are both nuclear powers and it would have dire consequences.
“The ongoing lockdown in the occupied Kashmir for over two months, refusal of Indian authorities to lift the curfew, and acute shortage of basic necessities are grave violations of the fundamental human rights and international humanitarian law,” he maintaned.
PM Khan said that world must also take cognizance of the grave consequences of Indian actions for regional peace and stability and should act immediately. He said that the relationship between Pakistan and the US is based on mutual trust and partnership for peace.
US Senators assure continue to remain engaged on Kashmir issue
The Senators affirmed that they would work for a broad-based and long-term relationship with enhanced trade ties between the two countries.
Senator Christopher Van Hollen, who visited Miran Shah on 5 October, appreciated the development work in the area. He also acknowledged the sacrifices of Pakistani soldiers and civilians as part of its successful drive against the menace of terrorism.
The two Senators, expressed their resolve to continue to remain engaged on Kashmir issue.