Senators want Pak restraint

Senators want Pak restraint


Two powerful Democratic lawmakers have urged Pakistan to refrain from any 'retaliatory aggression' against India and take 'demonstrable action' against terrorist groups within its territory.

Pakistan had  expelled Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria and downgraded diplomatic ties with India over what it called New Delhi's 'unilateral and illegal”' move to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

Senator Robert Menendez and Congressman Eliot Engel, in a joint statement also expressed concern over the restrictions in Jammu and Kashmir.

Menendez is a ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and Engel ichairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee.

"Pakistan must refrain from any retaliatory aggression, including support for infiltrations across the Line of Control, and take demonstrable action against the terrorist infrastructure on Pakistan’s soil," they said.