PM Nawaz leaves for New York to attend UNGA session

Published: September 17, 2016
During his address, the premier will emphatically highlight the issue of Kashmir. PHOTO: INP

During his address, the premier will emphatically highlight the issue of Kashmir. PHOTO: INP

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif departed for New York on Saturday to participate in the upcoming session of the UN General Assembly, Radio Pakistan reported.

During his address to the UN on Wednesday, the premier will emphatically highlight the issue of Kashmir and the recent wave of atrocities unleashed by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir.

PM confers with Kashmiri leaders ahead of UN speech

An official statement on the PM’s engagements at the UNGA session said PM Nawaz will make a policy statement in the UNGA general debate on September 21 to enunciate Pakistan’s position, role and contribution on key international issues ranging from peace and security to development, and highlight the vision and priorities of the government.

Further, PM Nawaz will also participate in a high-level meeting of the General Assembly to address Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants and the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees.

Pakistan tugs at world conscience on Kashmir

According to reports, the premier will urge the international community to devote adequate political attention and support for the voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees from Pakistan and their sustainable reintegration in Afghanistan.

On the sidelines of the UNGA session, the PM Nawaz will hold bilateral meetings with several world leaders, including the UN Secretary General.

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Reader Comments (5)

  • Bashir
    Sep 17, 2016 - 1:32PM

    I hope NS carries the ‘ parchies ‘ with him which he had while meeting President Obama.Recommend

  • Black Hawk
    Sep 17, 2016 - 1:46PM

    Nawaz Sharif leaving for his luxurious New York vacation where he will also give a 30 minute speech to many empty seats at the UN assembly hall. Enjoy your vacation. Recommend

  • Hello
    Sep 17, 2016 - 2:22PM

    As a citizen and tax payer I want to know how many people accompanying him are genuinely required to do so and what’s the duration of the visit. It’s September 17 today and his address is scheduled for September 21. Will it take his special aircraft 4 days to reach the US?? Recommend

  • Whatacountry
    Sep 17, 2016 - 6:04PM

    The stress is on “emphatically” which PR can’t pronounce so he translates with equal emphasis.Recommend

  • salman
    Sep 17, 2016 - 10:04PM

    Have a good holiday sir! I home you find some courage soon to start that Panama investigation you promised us.Recommend

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