Pakistan

NEW YORK (Staff Report) – Federal Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar on Friday said that there was room for a meeting between Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi on September 28. However he added that nothing could be confirmed about the meeting at this time.


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While talking to reporters the minister said that there have been no meeting between both leaders on the agenda so far. The premier will hold a meeting with Chinese President Xi Jinping on the sidelines of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) on September 28, he said.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will be addressing the 70th session of United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on 30th September.

In his speech the prime minister will highlight the sacrifices made by Pakistan in the fight against terrorism, Kashmir issue, Indian interference in Pakistan and other issues of Middle East. He will urge the world leaders to press Indian government to restore composite dialogue with Pakistan.

Prior to the address Nawaz Sharif  will attend global leaders meeting on gender equality and women empowerment organized by China and UN women.

The prime minister, who is leading a 35-member Pakistani delegation at UNGA, will chair a peace summit co-hosted by Pakistan, United States and the UN Secretary General. The summit will be followed by two separate receptions hosted by the UN Secretary General and the US President in honour of heads of states.

The premier will address the plenary meeting of General Assembly for adoption of the post-2015 Development Agenda.

Pakistan’s first lady Kalsoom Nawaz, National Security Adviser to Prime Minister Sartaj Aziz and Minister of State for Information Technology Anusha Rehman are accompanied the Prime Minister.