Pak PM to ‘highlight’ Kashmir issue at 72nd UN General Assembly

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi arrived in New York on Tuesday to attend the 72nd session of the United Nations General Assembly, where he is expected to raise the Kashmir issue, reports said.

Abbasi’s address to the UNGA – slated for September 21 -will be his debut into the highest international diplomacy after being sworn in as the prime minister last month.

Pakistan’s Ambassador to the UN Maleeha Lodhi has said that the prime minister will highlight the Kashmir issue and other issues of concern to Pakistan, reports said.

India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Syed Akbaruddin last week said Pakistan’s decision to raise the Kashmir issue at the UN, which has not been discussed at the world body for decades, is like ‘Miyan ki daud masjid tak’, referring to a popular Urdu proverb meaning some people think within a limited focus and are unable to think beyond that.

India, on the other hand, is focused on progressive, forward-looking agenda during the UN General Assembly session beginning tomorrow, Akbaruddin had said on Saturday.

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