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US lawmaker reminds Pakistan of its human rights obligations – Usky News

Islamabad: Brad Sherman, US Congressman The Democratic Party member and senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee expressed concern about rising human rights violations in Pakistan, The reported.
In a video statement shared by Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Punjab’s former information secretary Musarrat Cheema on Sunday, the Congress leader said, “There is concern over the increasing incidents of violence in Pakistan.”
He reminded the Government of Pakistan about its obligation to act against human rights violators. “We will not hesitate to raise our voice against human rights violations,” he said.
Sherman, who has held responsibilities on the Foreign Affairs Committee for 26 years, further said that Pakistan should allow its citizens to express themselves and hold peaceful protests, reports
He stressed that it is important for the United States to stand with human rights in Pakistan and around the world.
He considered Pakistan an important partner and friend of the US and made it clear that Washington was not interested in interfering in its internal affairs.
“We fully respect the Constitution of Pakistan,” he said.
Commenting on PTI chairman Imran Khan’s politics, the American politician said: “I have no interest in supporting Imran Khan or any political party, and have disagreements with him on many issues.”

Congress member Sharman wrote on Twitter about discussing the recent developments in Pakistan with Dr. Asif Mehmood, the Democratic candidate of the Congress, The reported.
The Democrat also mentioned talking to the PTI chief in his tweet.
He wrote, “Also glad that former PM Khan took time to discuss the issues with us over phone.”


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