Washington, Apr 8 : Democrat presidential hopeful Barack Obama has said that he had travelled to Pakistan as a college student.
"I travelled to Pakistan when I was in college -- I knew what Sunni and Shia was before I joined the Senate Foreign Relations Committee," Obama said during a fundraiser in San Francisco.
In 1981, Obama visited his mother and sister Maya in Indonesia and then travelled to Pakistan with a friend from college whose family was from there.
According to Obama's campaign, he was in Karachi for about three weeks and then visited Hyderabad in India.
Obama revealed all this while talking about his forte in the foreign policy.
"Foreign policy is the area where I am probably most confident that I know more and understand the world better than Senator Clinton or Senator McCain," Obama said, according to the Huffington Post.