Pakistan PM to raise Kashmir at UNGA

Pakistan PM to raise Kashmir at UNGA

Sources in the party said that Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif, who is due back from Turkey today (Sunday) may also fly to London in a day or so while the other senior party leaders including Speaker National Assembly would also be expected to attend the meeting in London which could take place in a next few days.

Prime Minister has arrived in London en route to NY to participate in the session of the United Nations General Assembly.

Separately, in a meeting with Afghan Ambassador Omar Zakhilwal, Prime Minister Abbasi reiterated Pakistan's commitment to peace and stability in the region with special focus on Afghanistan.

The new policy, which was seen here as humiliating, disrespectful to Pakistani sacrifices in the fight against terrorism, and indifferent to Islamabad's security concerns, prompted a re-assessment of ties at the highest level. It also suspended bilateral talks and visits with the US "as a mark of protest over the recent anti-Pakistan diatribe by US President Donald Trump".

Trump indicated that single-minded approach would extend to United States relations with troubled ally Pakistan, which consecutive USA administrations have criticized for links with the Taliban and for harboring leading militants.

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It was agreed that the decades long relations between Pakistan and the U.S. should be further strengthened through multifaceted engagement.

He was talking to US Ambassador David Hale in Islamabad on Friday. And Pakistan's foreign minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif also postponed his scheduled visit to Washington to meet with U.S. secretary of state Rex Tillerson. The biggest challenge in the dialogue, he believes, would be to make U.S. realise Pakistan's security concerns.

"Pakistan has received the Memorial (written pleadings) from the International Court of Justice, submitted by the Government of India" in Jadhav's case, the Pakistan Foreign Office said in a statement.

Despite challenges in their relationship, Pakistan, Afghanistan and the United States have launched a new trilateral mechanism to counter Daesh threat.

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