Building peaceful neighbourhood Pakistan’s top priority: Maleeha Lodhi


NEW YORK: Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi says the country has made gains on the political, security and economic fronts in the past three years.


She was talking to a group of students and faculty members from the US Army War College in New York. She said defeating terrorism, growing the economy and building a peaceful neighborhood are among Pakistan’s top priorities.

She also emphasized addressing two key external challenges, promoting peace and security in Afghanistan and normalizing relations with India on the basis of resolution of outstanding disputes.

The UN Ambassador said democracy had been strengthened and consolidated in the country during the past three years. She said there is a firm national consensus in the country now that Pakistan’s future lay in democracy.

Maleeha Lodhi said the CPEC will not be confined to China and Pakistan but will be win-win for the entire region.