The mediator


In his second trip to the United States after assuming power Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif once again sought US mediation on the Kashmir dispute during his meeting with US Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Senator Bob Corker along with other senior members of the committee.

Earlier, on two previous occasions, during his first official visits in 2013 to the US and later on the sidelines of the Nuclear Security Summit last year in Hague, the prime minister had made a similar request to US Secretary of State John Kerry, which was responded to by the traditional US stand on Kashmir that it is ready to mediate if the two stakeholders in the dispute ask for it.