Joe Biden ‘s Government denies funding Ilhan Omar’s Trip To Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir
She also met Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif
Ilhan Omar’s a venom spewing woman always against India, a politician of Democratic Party of USA recently traveled to Pakistan this week. When eyebrows got raised in New Delhi then officials of the United States government, have denied sponsoring her trip.
India on Thursday condemned Omar’s visit to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), saying her travel to the region violated the country’s sovereignty and it reflected her “narrow-minded” politics. If such a politician wishes to practice her narrow-minded politics at home, that may be her business. But violating our territorial integrity and sovereignty in its pursuit makes it ours. This visit is condemnable,” the spokesperson said.
Condemning her visit to PoK, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi told reporters in New Delhi, “We have noted that US Representative Ilhan Omar has visited a part of the Indian Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir that is currently illegally occupied by Pakistan.”
This time it is mere condemnation but next time New Delhi may not hesitate from taking a similar reciprocal step. We too have enough politicians for such visits to various corners of this world.
She also met Pakistan’s new Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, his predecessor Imran Khan and several other leaders of the country.
“As I understand it, Representative Omar is not visiting Pakistan on US government sponsored travel,” State Department Spokesperson Ned Price told reporters at his daily news conference.