ISLAMABAD.: Pakistan is optimistic that US President Donald Trump, who is scheduled to tour India next week, will pursue his Kashmir mediation offer during his upcoming visit, according to the Foreign Office spokesperson.
US media reports suggest that despite strong objections from India, Trump is likely to take up the Kashmir issue with Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his maiden visit.
Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K) has been in lockdown since August 5, 2019 when New Delhi illegally revoked a constitutional provision that gave the disputed region some kind of autonomy. India is also facing huge protests after the Modi-led BJP government introduced a controversial and discriminatory citizenship law.
Foreign Office spokesperson Aisha Farooqui told a weekly news briefing on Thursday that Islamabad hopes President Trump would take up the issues with the Indian leadership.