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.
One of the countries that I wanted to meet with on sidelines is Pakistan. Your Prime Minister is a great leader and its an honor to be here with him: President Trump #ManOfPeaceImranKhan #PMIKinUSA #UNGA74 #ImranTrumpMeet pic.twitter.com/GMSCOoSCSC— Govt of Pakistan (@pid_gov) September 23, 2019
PM Imran also met Iranian President Hassan Rouhani to discuss global and regional peace.
Islamabad also co-hosted a session with Ankara on Islamophobia.
Prime Minister Imran Khan calls for effective measures to counter hate speech & Islamophobia.— Govt of Pakistan (@pid_gov) September 25, 2019
Prime Minister said Marginalisation of any community leads to radicalization. He further said that Religion has nothing to do with terrorism.#UNGA #UNGA74 #ManOfPeaceImranKhan pic.twitter.com/diME4ZbsaF
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.
Prime Minister Imran Khan meets Prime Minister of Malaysia Mahathir Muhammad on the sidelines of UNGA session in New York.— Govt of Pakistan (@pid_gov) September 25, 2019
Malaysia has called for abiding by the relevant UNSC resolutions on Kashmir towards the maintenance of international peace and security.#UNGA #PMIKInUSA pic.twitter.com/VKo7Ag76HV
Imran also met with the prime ministers of United Kingdom, New Zealand, Ethiopia, Italy and Norway, and the vice-president of Indonesia.
Prime Minister Imran Khan met with President of Ethiopia H.E. Mrs. Sahle-Work Zewde on the sidelines of 74th UNGA Session in New York today.— Govt of Pakistan (@pid_gov) September 24, 2019
Both sides discussed various measures to further enhance the bilateral relationship.#UNGA74 #PMIKInUSA #UNGA #UNGA19 pic.twitter.com/cK8v2iJ9xT
Prime Minister Imran Khan and Prime Minister of New Zealand Rt. Hon. Jacinda Ardern discussed the challenge of anti-Muslim sentiment and Islamophobia.— Govt of Pakistan (@pid_gov) September 24, 2019
Prime Minister Imran Khan appreciated her leadership after the attacks on the mosques in her country.#PMIKInUSA #UNGA #UNGA74 pic.twitter.com/Z6L7QNn44h
Prime Minister Imran Khan met Prime Minister Erna Solberg of Norway on the sidelines of 74th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York today.— Govt of Pakistan (@pid_gov) September 25, 2019
Prime Minister Khan briefed the Norwegian Prime Minister on the current situation in the region.#PMIKInUSA #UNGA #UNGA74 pic.twitter.com/of6MTiddPA
Foreign ministers of China and Russia also called on the premier.
اقوام متحدہ جنرل اسمبلی کے چوہترویں اجلاس کے موقع پر وزیر اعظم عمران خان سے روس کے وزیر خارجہ سرگئ لاواروف کی ملاقات. دو طرفہ تعاون کے فروغ کے لئے مختلف پہلوؤں پر تبادلہ خیال. #UNGA #UNGA74 #PMIKInUSA pic.twitter.com/WflejKncms— Govt of Pakistan (@pid_gov) September 26, 2019
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:
There has to be a political will in richer countries. No matter what aid goes from richer countries to poor countries, it is minuscule compared to the money that is being plundered from our countries & end in offshore accounts: Prime Minister Imran Khan— Govt of Pakistan (@pid_gov) September 26, 2019
#UNGA #PMIKworldLeader pic.twitter.com/XdYAncIlRf
Joint Conference on Environmental Stewardship & "Eradication of Poverty":
It’s dangerous because, whenever the siege lifted, I fear bloodshed. When there is bloodshed, there will be repercussions which will go further outside Kashmir. It will raise tension b/w Pakistan and India as happened last February.— Govt of Pakistan (@pid_gov) September 27, 2019
~Prime Minister Imran Khan #AllEyesOnKashmir pic.twitter.com/IGBHJuLLri
He hosted a dinner for the OIC Contact Group on Jammu & Kashmir.
Prime Minister Imran Khan hosts dinner in honor of Heads of Delegation of OIC Contact Group on Jammu & Kashmir at New York on the sidelines of 74th UNGA Session. Foreign Ministers of Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Niger and Azerbaijan are attending. #UNGA #PMIKInUSA pic.twitter.com/rEC4wpj3jo— Govt of Pakistan (@pid_gov) September 25, 2019