Senator Bob Casey to Visit Pakistan in August
Senator Bob Casey addresses a select group of Pakistani Americans
(From left): Adnan Khan, Qaisar Madad and Senator Bob Casey
Los Angeles, CA: Senator Bob Casey, who chairs the Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs, has accepted the Council of Pakistan American Affairs’ invitation to visit Pakistan. According to a COPAA announcement, the Senator will visit Pakistan in August 2009.
During the visit, Senator Casey will “firsthand witness the difficult challenges faced by the IDP's (internally displaced persons)”, says the COPAA press release. It adds: “Senator Casey will also examine the progress the government of Pakistan is making on the eradication of Taliban and terrorists deep rooted in the Swat and FATA region.”
“Senator Bob Casey knows that we face many challenges, including expanding access to health care, preparing our children for the 21st Century, reducing our dependence on foreign oil, preserving our environment, as well as protecting Americans at home and our interests abroad. Senator Bob Casey has already made a big difference as a young US Senator and his top priorities include increasing access to health insurance for children.
“Senator Casey is on the committee on Healthcare. This committee will be involved in deciding the direction of the new Obama healthcare plan for America.
“Senator Casey serves on five committees: Foreign Relations, Agriculture Nutrition and Forestry, Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, Special Committee on Aging, and Joint Economic Committee.
“COPAA's mission is to assist public officials and policy makers in the United States in understanding issues of vital interests related to Pakistan with the aim of bringing about a positive change in policies and attitudes towards Pakistan,” the press release stated. The Council’s other prime objectives are: To participate in the US political process through an organized community effort and to promote and encourage business, trade and investment locally and internationally.