PM reaches New York for United Nations summit

As per reports Sharif also raised the Kashmir issue during the meeting.

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However, here at the United Nations headquarters Mr. Ban Ki-moon’s spokesman, in a statement, only said that during their meeting “the Secretary-General stressed the necessity for Pakistan and India to continue their peaceful dialogue“.

Senior Pakistani journalist Wajahat Khan has said that Islamabad has been left with no option but to “internationalise” the issue of Kashmir in the absence and failure of a bilateral effort by India.

During his stay at New York from Sept 25 to 30, the Prime Minister will address the UN Summit for the Adoption of the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

Modi, who took office in May previous year, has taken a hard line with Pakistan, insisting he is unwilling to discuss other issues unless Pakistan admits its role in terror attacks in India.

The ambassador said that the UNGA session would be an opportunity for Pakistan to put its stance on the world stage. The two leaders discussed a wide range of bilateral issues including trade, energy, health, education, agriculture and automobile industry, reported Radio Pakistan.

The Prime Minister highlighted the military achievements against the militants in FATA through Operation Zarb-e-Azb, which was now entering its concluding phase.

India and Pakistan have been engaging in a war of words after the cancellation of the NSA-level talks in August. Expressing his sympathies with bereaved families, he also prayed for the departed souls.

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Prime Minister Sharif’s delegation includes Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and his Advisor on National Security and Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz. The plan also hinges on whether India stops sponsoring terrorism in Pakistan.

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