WASHINGTON (Web Desk) – US Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee has introduced a resolution in the Congress which supported bilateral cooperation in various fields and strengthening of the democratic process in Pakistan ahead of PM’s visit to Washington.

Welcoming Nawaz on his visit, the resolution said that, “Sharif, a democratically elected leader of Pakistan, is a symbol of the first successful democratic transition in Pakistani history.”

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The resolution which has been sent to the House Foreign Affairs Committee went on to say that Pakistanis have been victim of attacks by Al-Qaeda and other terror networks and over 50,000 Pakistanis have lost their lives in these attacks.

The resolution further said Pakistan has undertaken successful military operations against militants in the border areas at huge material and human costs.

“Sharif is leading implementation of a National Action Plan to defeat terrorism so that all Pakistani communities, including religious and ethnic minorities, can live safely.

There are tremendous opportunities to enhance people-to-people exchanges between Pakistan and the United States through trade, education and development,” it said.

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The resolution added that in the past decade the US has extended support and assistance to Pakistan to meet its security and economic challenges.

It also expresses solidarity with the people of Pakistan in their struggle against terrorism.

Supporting strengthening of the democratic process in Pakistan; the resolution reaffirms friendship and strategic partnership with a democratic Pakistan.