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.
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.
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.