Kerry to Visit Pakistan



Shahid Khan with John Kerry

Washington, DC: US senator and former Democratic party presidential candidate John Kerry is to visit Pakistan and the earthquake-devastated areas of Azad Kashmir this month.
During his weeklong trip to the region, he will also visit India, Afghanistan and Iraq. His stay in Pakistan is expected to last two days, where he will be accompanied by Shahid Ahmad Khan, a Boston-based Pakistani who played an active role in the senator’s presidential election campaign.
Kerry is expected to call on President Pervez Musharraf and people from a cross-section of Pakistani society, including politicians representing opposition parties.
Kerry is planning to be in Pakistan on January 14-15 and will visit Lahore, Islamabad and the quake affected areas.
Meanwhile, former president George Bush Senior, who was recently appointed special envoy to the UN secretary general, is also planning to visit Pakistan and Kashmir sometime early this year.

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