Actor Adnan Siqqidui recently uploaded a photo of himself out and about with fellow actor Imran Ashraf and US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, who visited Pakistan lately. “Had a lovely talk on various intellectual issues, including geopolitics, entertainment, culture, and food with the outstanding Ilhan Omar, the first Somali-American and one of the first two Muslim women in the US house,” Siddiqui wrote on Twitter.
Omar accepted the actor’s offer to the US premiere of his new film Dum Mastam, in which Ashraf co-stars alongside Amar Khan. “Wishing her safe travels,” he wrote at the end of the caption.
On Wednesday, Omar stated that the United States values its ties with Pakistan, stating that the two nations have been partners in progress for the last seven decades, and assured the Pakistani top leadership that Washington would continue to support Islamabad in various fields.
Leading a US delegation, Omar, a Muslim member of the House of Representatives, began a five-day visit to Pakistan, by holding separate meetings with President Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf and State Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar. Omar also met former prime minister and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan at his Bani Gala residence.
Congresswoman Omar stressed that Pakistan and the US had huge potential to improve and strengthen their bilateral relations. She appreciated the role played by Pakistan against Islamophobia, particularly towards the adoption of a resolution on the issue at the United Nations.