Nawaz Sharif leaves for US to attend UN General Assembly

"In his address to the UN on Wednesday, the Prime Minister will emphatically highlight the Kashmir dispute," Radio Pakistan reported.

By: PTI | Islamabad | Published:September 17, 2016 4:16 pm
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Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today left for New York to participate in the upcoming session of the UN General Assembly, where he will raise the Kashmir issue.

“In his address to the UN on Wednesday, the Prime Minister will emphatically highlight the Kashmir dispute,” Radio Pakistan reported. Yesterday, Sharif had met Hurriyat leaders from Pakistan- occupied Kashmir (PoK) and assured them that he would “emphatically highlight” the Kashmir issue at the UN. He will also speak on Pakistan’s position, role and contribution on key international issues, the report said. Sharif will also participate in the High-Level Meeting of the General Assembly to address Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants and the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees, it said. The Prime Minister will also urge the international community to devote adequate political attention and support for the voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees from Pakistan and their sustainable reintegration in Afghanistan.

On the sidelines of the UNGA session, the Prime Minister will hold bilateral meetings with a number of world leaders, including the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.