US Congressmen shared ‘distorted facts’ in letter to Blinken: Pakistan

1685012564 US Congressmen shared distorted facts in letter to Blinken Pakistan
Foreign Office Spokesperson Mumtaz Baloch addressing the weekly briefing. — Facebook/Foreign Office
Foreign Office Spokesperson Mumtaz Baloch addressing the weekly briefing. — Facebook/Foreign Office 

Pakistan has responded to a letter to Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, urging him to push the Pakistani government to address the human rights situation in the country, sent by over 60 members of the US Congress, stating that the information shared in the letter by the members is based on “distorted facts”.

The letter, which was coauthored by Congresswoman Elissa Slotkin and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick and signed by 65 other lawmakers, expressed concern about the “democratic backsliding and human rights abuses” in Pakistan following the violent events of May 9, during which protesters attacked military and government installations.

Foreign Office Spokesperson Mumtaz Zehra Baloch has said that the Pakistani government is taking all actions in connection with the May 9 events in line with the Constitution and laws and that all the rights and properties of Pakistani citizens are being protected.

Pakistan addresses the G20 meeting held in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK)

Baloch has also spoken about the G20 Tourism Working Group meeting held in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), stating that Pakistan has not sent any letter to its missions regarding the moot.

She has categorically rejected all propaganda surrounding the meeting, stating that New Delhi’s move to politicize an international forum is rejected by Pakistan and that holding the G20 meeting in a disputed territory is a betrayal.

“Tourism and development cannot be promoted by holding the local population hostage and denying them their rights and freedoms,” she added.

Pakistan will continue to raise the Kashmir issue at every global forum and support the struggle of Kashmiris for their rights, Baloch concluded.