MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi stated at a media briefing, “Our objection to the go to and conferences in PoK by the US Ambassador to Pakistan has been conveyed to the US aspect.”
In April, the Ministry of Exterior Affairs had not taken kindly the PoK go to of US Congresswoman Ilham Omar, describing her as a practioner of “narrow-minded politics”. This was the primary official US delegation to PoK in three years.
Blome referred PoK as “Azad Jammu and Kashmir“, which is towards the Indian stand because the area was forcibly occupied by Pakistan in 1947.
The ambassador visited PoK on Monday to take part in a sapling planting occasion at a college and to put a wreath in reminiscence of the 2005 earthquake victims. He additionally visited different landmarks in Muzaffarabad and referred to PoK as “Azad Jammu and Kashmir”.
The US embassy in Islamabad, following the Blome’s go to, has shared a collection of tweets over the past three days, detailing minutely the US envoy’s itinerary within the disputed area.
The embassy, in a tweet quoting Blome, stated: “The Quaid-e-Azam Memorial Dak Bungalow symbolizes the cultural and historic richness of Pakistan and was famously visited by Jinnah in 1944. I am honored to go to throughout my first journey to AJK.”
This journey coincided with the Pakistan Military Chief’s go to to Washington the place he obtained viewers with the US Defence Secretary and different senior officers.
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