US Member of House of Representatives Ilhan Omar spent a busy day in Lahore.
The congressperson is on her four-day personal visit to Pakistan during which she visited Azad Kashmir and interacted with the locals.
During her two-day visit to Lahore, she visited a university, the walled city of Lahore and also attended the inauguration of a healthcare project.
While speaking at the inauguration event of Byonyks, a company expert in medical device innovation, she said, “Healthcare is a basic human right regardless of what class of society you belong to or in which corner of the world you are born, every human being should have access to quality health care. The visit to the patients today was very heartwarming.”
She further said that through this life-saving treatment patients will not only live longer but will have better life quality. She added that the long process of dialysis interrupted routine life, and all of that will be changed for patients through this treatment.
While talking about her visit, she said, “Pakistan has been very generous and I am very grateful for the new friendships that I have made here and I am looking forward to coming back here and seeing these projects flourishing more.”
While talking to Minute Mirror, a board member of the healthcare project said, “Many developing countries lack the development of high-end medical devices. Our company’s innovative engineering will produce medical devices cost-effectively in order to benefit the society and improve health standards.”
He said that over 80% of the developing countries’ population suffered from kidney failure and did not have access to dialysis. The portable devices designed by Byonyks would be able to reach every corner of the country, he added.
Earlier, Ilhan Omar and her husband visited Badshahi Mosque and Lahore fort with Nicholas Lampson, a former congressperson.
On the other hand, Indian External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi has called Omar’s visit to Azad Kashmir “narrow-minded politics”. While speaking to the media he said, “Let me just say that if such a politician wishes to practice her narrow-minded politics at home, that’s her business. But violating our territorial integrity and sovereignty… makes this ours, and we think the visit is condemnable.”
The US congressperson, during her visit to Pakistan, met former prime minister Imran Khan, President Dr. Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and Minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Hina Rabbani Khar.