ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressed his disappointment and anger over Washington’s “silence” despite human right violations in India-held Kashmir.

Nawaz slammed US-India joint notification about Syed Salahuddin and condemned their silence over Kashmir’s issue where scores of youths have been killed or wounded in months-long violent clashes with the Indian forces.

Sharif made his remarks during a visit to the Foreign Office in Islamabad, where officials briefed him about the recent Gulf Crisis, the situation in Afghanistan where the Taliban have stepped up attacks against government forces, as well as Pakistan’s relations with the United States, China, Russia and other countries.

He was also briefed about Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United States this week, according to a statement issued by Sharif’s office.

It said Sharif expressed his satisfaction over Pakistan’s strategic ties with China, the revival of the strategic dialogue with the US and Islamabad’s strong relations with Russia. He praised China’s recent efforts aimed at defusing tension between Pakistan and Afghanistan, it said. – AP

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