US slams Pakistan for its silence on Uighur muslim community exploitation in China

The US sought to use the annual United Nations summit to build up international pressure on China over its treatment of the Uighurs

Washington: On Friday a top US diplomat questioned Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan exposing its double standard, on the Muslim community of China. She questioned why Khan was not speaking out about China, which has allegedly detained an estimated one million Uighur Muslims.

Tensions between India and Pakistan escalated after New Delhi scrapped Article 370 of the Constitution, that grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir. US Acting Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia, Alice Wells said that Khan’s comments on Kashmir were unhelpful and said that lowering rhetoric between two nuclear powers will be helpful.

China is a major diplomatic and economic partner of Pakistan. On Monday when Khan was asked about the Uighurs at a think tank, he declined to comment, saying that Pakistan had a “special relationship” with China and would only raise issues privately.


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