PM Imran arrives in US from Saudi Arabia

Posted In: News Date:Sep 21st, 2019

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Imran Khan arrived in New York on Saturday from Saudi Arabia to attend the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly.

The prime minister will be in the United States for a week-long visit.

Saudi dignitaries, Pakistan's ambassador to the Kingdom Raja Ali Ejaz and other officials saw him off at Prince Mohammed bin Abdul Aziz International Airport, Madina.

During his week-long visit, the premier will hold several bilateral meetings with his counterparts from various countries and participate in high-level UN summits on climate change, sustainable development, universal health coverage and financing for development.

PM Imran's US visit will be Kashmir-centric, revolving around India's decision to annex the occupied Kashmir and the ongoing human rights abuses in the disputed territory.

Foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi is also accompanying him along with other delegates. Khan is slated to address the General Assembly session on September 27. Prior to the UN General Assembly session, he will meet the heads of various states and talk on the Indian government’s violations of human rights in the occupied Kashmir.