PM heads to US to address UNGA on Sept 27th

Prime Minister Imran Khan will reach the United States today to highlight the situation in occupied Kashmir at the UN General Assembly session and other forums. He had left for the US after wrapping up a visit to Saudi Arabia.

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According to the Foreign Office (FO), PM Imran will lead the Pakistan delegation during the high-profile week of the UN General Assembly Session in New York from September 21-27.

“The prime minister will deliver his address to the UNGA on Friday, September 27, and share Pakistan’s perspective and position on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute and its current human rights and related dimensions,” an FO statement said, adding that the premier will also articulate Pakistan’s perspective on some key contemporary issues.

“Overall, the centrality of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute would be emphasized through myriad engagements,” it added.

The FO said the prime minister would hold several bilateral meetings with his counterparts from various regions and participate in high-level UN summits on climate change, sustainable development, universal health coverage and financing for development.

“The prime minister will also attend and speak at side events co-hosted by Pakistan and Turkey on countering hate speech, and on environmental protection and poverty alleviation co-hosted by Malaysia and Pakistan,” read the statement.

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