Pakistan PM Nawaz to raise Kashmir issue at UNGA speech

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will raise the issue of alleged violation of human rights in Kashmir at the 71st UN General Assembly (UNGA) session on September 19 in New York.

Sharif will interact with the international community and the UN and discuss the right to self-determination of the people of Jammu and Kashmir in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions, a Foreign Office statement said.

Pakistan will also participate in a meeting of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir.

“The Prime Minister will also participate in the High-Level Meeting of the General Assembly to address Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants on September 19 and the Leaders’ Summit on Refugees convened by US President Obama September 20,” the statement said.

“Pakistan will … urge the international community to devote adequate political attention and support for the voluntary repatriation of Afghan refugees from Pakistan and their sustainable reintegration in Afghanistan,” the statement added.

On the sidelines of the UNGA, Sharif will hold bilateral meetings with a number of world leaders, including the UN Secretary-General. The Annual Session of the General Assembly will be attended by a large number of Heads of State and Government.

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