PM should stop 'embarrassing' Pakistan with his statements: Ex-minister

Javier Stokes
September 20, 2017

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is in the United States on a four-day tour wherein he mainly aims to address the 72nd Session of the UN general assembly on September 21 in which he would outline Pakistan's positions on key worldwide political, social and development issues of vital concern to the Country.

Ambassador Lodhi said that the prime minister would "outline Pakistan's position on key global political, social and development issues of vital concern to the country".

The bilateral meetings of PM Abbasi include the one with US Vice President Mike Pence which the Trump Administration has suggested as part of their efforts "to re-engage with Pakistan".

Pakistan Ambassador to the UN Dr Maleeha Lodhi talking to Pakistani journalists here on Sunday said the Pence-Abbasi talks are likely to take place on Tuesday. Unveiled by United States President Donald Trump last month, the policy, unbound by timelines, seeks an outright military victory over the Taliban [Afghan resistance] and calls upon India to share the burden of economic engagement with Afghanistan. She said that it had been Pakistan's consistent position that peace could be restored only through a negotiated settlement.

He said that posters by outlawed Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) emerged on taxis, buses and roads in Geneva, and demanded the ministry to give a policy statement in the Senate on Wednesday about steps it took pertaining to the matter.

Appreciating the regular high level exchanges between the two countries and the institutional interaction through the High Level Strategic Cooperation Council, both the leaders expressed satisfaction over deepening of cooperation through political, defence, trade and investment exchanges.

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The Assembly has 174 items on its agenda after a new item was inscribed on Friday.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said Pakistan-Turkey relations were based on common faith, values, culture, history, mutual trust and support.

The UN visit will be Abbasi's debut into the highest global diplomacy, after being sworn in as prime minister last month.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi's office on Monday refuted a statement regarding the Kabul attack that was attributed to the prime minister by The Financial Times.

Prior to leaving for the United States where he will attend the UNGA session, the prime minister held an hour-long meeting with Nawaz Sharif.

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