US Senator Bob Menendez, one of the influential American Legislators and Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chair, expressed concern over the human rights situation in Pakistan.
According to the media reports, as the government of Pakistan continues its crackdown against vandals involved in the May 9 mayhem, lawmakers in the United States voice concerns regarding the state of human rights in the country. US Senator Bob Menendez is also among those who have expressed apprehension over the arrests and trial of May 9 attackers in Pakistan, as its grapples with an intense political crisis.
Senator Bob Menendez has expressed his concerns about the mistreatment of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf political figures, activists, and advocates after their apprehension about the May 9th riots.
During a meeting with Pakistani-American doctor Asif Mahmood in California, also a Democratic candidate for Congress, the Senator said that the US doesn’t want turmoil but stability. He said he is deeply concerned about innocent Pakistani Americans detained in Pakistan and will continue to advocate for respecting human rights in the country.
On this occasion, Dr. Asif Mahmood told Bob Menendez that Pakistan is facing a democratic and human rights crisis. He also demanded US intervention in the situation.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf USA Official Twitter shared a video of the US Senator speaking with Dr. Mahmood during which he said: “We look for stability, not turmoil. And that means respecting human rights and the rule of law.”
Meanwhile, the leaders of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insad in the United States also held meetings with other US. The party’s US leaders Sajjad Burki and Atif Khan met with Senator John Cornyn in Dallas, Texas.