PM Imran to address 74th UNGA session today

Published: September 27, 2019
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PM Imran Khan. PHOTO: REUTERS

PM Imran Khan. PHOTO: REUTERS

Prime Minister Imran Khan will address his first United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) session on Friday as Islamabad continues its efforts to bring the Kashmir issue under global spotlight.

The premier’s address to the 74th session will follow Narendra Modi’s address to the general assembly.

Prime Minister Imran, who pegged the UNGA trip as ‘Mission Kashmir, is expected to highlight the human rights situations in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) in his speech.

He is also likely to shed light on Indian attempts to carry out a false flag operation and using that as a pretext for further misadventure.

Since August 5, when the Narendra Modi’s right-wing government revoked IOK’s autonomy, India has flooded the occupied territory with troops, imposed severe restrictions on movements, and cut all telephone, mobile phone and internet connections.

Thousands of people have been detained while political leaders placed under house arrest.

Pakistan at UNGA 2019

PM Imran attended the opening debate of the 74th UNGA session.

He also addressed a press conference.

On the diplomatic front, the premier met several leaders.

In his meeting with US President Donald Trump, PM Imran pushed the US government to urge India to lift curfew in IOK. The premier was asked by Trump and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman to mediate talks with Iran.

PM Imran also met Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to discuss global and regional peace.

Islamabad also co-hosted a session with Ankara on Islamophobia.

To further the cause, PM Imran joined hands with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Malaysian Premier Mahatir Mohammad to launch an English language channel dedicated to “confronting the challenges posed by Islamophobia”.

The decision was announced following a trilateral meeting between Pakistan, Turkey, and Malaysia in New York.

Imran also met with the prime ministers of United Kingdom, New Zealand, Ethiopia, Italy and Norway, and the vice-president of Indonesia.

Foreign ministers of China and Russia also called on the premier.

PM Imran addressed multiple side sessions at the UNGA.

Council on Foreign Relations (CFR):

UN Climate Action Summit:

UN Trusteeship Council High-level Dialogue on Financing for Development:

Joint Conference on Environmental Stewardship & “Eradication of Poverty”:

Asia Society:

He hosted a dinner for the OIC Contact Group on Jammu & Kashmir.

 

 

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