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Congressmen write fo Pompeo on Pak Dam and HR Situation October 1, 2018 The Honorable Mike Pompeo Secretary of State U.S. Department of Stale 2301 C Street NW Washington, DC 20522 Dear Secretary Pompeo, We write to you as members of the Congressional Sindh Caucus to express our concerns aboutPakistan’s human rights violations in Sindh, and urge you to raise these issues in your meeting with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi. Specifically, we ask you to raise two issues: enforceddisappearances in Sindh and the construction of dams along the Indus River without Sindh’s consent. The worst human tights abuses in Sindh are the continued enforced disappearances. The United Nations Human Rights Committee defines enforced disappearances as an arrest or detention by stateofficials followed by a refusal to acknowledge the persotis fate or whereabouts. Hundreds of peopLe in Sindh have been forcefully disappeared in this way. This includes writer