PM: Prime Minister leaves for New York

Islamabad: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif left Islamabad for New York on Sunday to lead Pakistan’s delegation at the UN General Assembly’s session. He was seen off by Information Minister Pervez Rashid‚ Political Secretary to the Prime Minister Dr. Asif Kirmani and other high ranking officials. Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister Tariq Fatemi are also accompanying the Prime Minister.

He will address the General Assembly on Friday in which he will highlight Pakistan’s foreign policy guidelines on various regional and international issues besides domestic priorities. The Prime Minister will also apprise the session on the efforts of the government to curb terrorism and bring stability to the region.

During his weeklong stay in the New York‚ the Prime Minister will also hold bilateral meetings with world leaders on the sidelines of the General Assembly’s session. Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistan wants to enhance economic and bilateral cooperation with the world.

Speaking at Chaklala Airbase before his departure for New York on Sunday‚ the Prime Minister said that he will discuss promotion of economic and trade ties during his meetings with the world leaders on the sideline of the General Assembly session in New York. He said that Pakistan is a peace loving country and wants to have good relations with all the neighbouring countries including India for maintenance of peace in the region. Nawaz Sharif said that he is leaving for the UN General Assembly as a leader of a responsible and democratic state.