Pakistan PM to raise Kashmir at UNGA

Cheryl Sanders
September 17, 2017

To a question, the Prime Minister said that there will be zero load-shedding in the country in November this year due to commendable efforts of the government in elimination of power crises.

Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is set to attend the 72nd Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) in NY on Monday, the Foreign Ministry said here. The Prime Minister was received at the airport by Syed Ibne Abbas, the High Commissioner, together with officials of the High Commission. Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria, during his weekly media briefing, highlighted that during Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the U.S. in June, a major deal for sale of Guardian unmanned aerial vehicles (submarine drones) was finalised.

Accompanied by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif and other cabinet members, the premier arrived in London to meet Sharif and inquire about the health of his ailing wife Begum Kulsoom Nawaz who had recently undergone surgery for throat cancer.

The Prime Minister will also have extensive interaction with the global media, the statement said. A credible source said that the discussions will involve the current situation of Pakistan, completion of energy projects on speedy basis and the legal challenged faced by the Sharif family.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said the political decisions should be made in the field of politics and not in the courts and the vote of the nation should be given respect. They have said that revenge was sought in the name of accountability and for this goal the Supreme Court of Pakistan was used.

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