Pakistan rejects remarks attributed to PM Abbasi regarding Kabul attack

Frederick Owens
September 20, 2017

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said Pakistan-Turkey relations were based on common faith, values, culture, history, mutual trust and support. "If President Trump is not meeting him then the [Pakistan] prime minister should also not meet Mike Pence".

The Pakistani government has rejected remarks attributed to Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi regarding the deadly attack in Kabul which left more than 150 dead late in May.

Vice-President of GE called on PM Abbasi in NY on Tuesday, reiterating the company's commitment to expand business in Pakistan.

The PM is leading Pakistan delegation to the 72nd Session of the UNGA in NY.

Pakistan Ambassador to the UN Dr Maleeha Lodhi talking to Pakistani journalists here on Sunday said the Pence-Abbasi talks are likely to take place on Tuesday.

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"Pakistan is accepting what India used to say, but did the Indian politicians or government confessed to anything like that?" he asked.

He will interact with global political leaders, media personalities and global business leaders. It is entitled: "The responsibility to protect and the prevention of genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity". The US is traditionally the second speaker on the opening day of the General Debate, after Brazil.

The prime minister, who arrived in Washington on Monday, will go through a tightly laid-out schedule, participating in United Nations events related to the General Assembly session and also attend some forums on the sidelines of the 193-member body. He will outline Pakistan's positions on key worldwide political, social and development issues of vital concern to the country.

Discussing the plight of Rohingya Muslims, President Erdogan and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi urged the global community and the OIC to take urgent measures to alleviate the suffering of these people.

Prior to leaving for the United States where he will attend the UNGA session, the prime minister held an hour-long meeting with Nawaz Sharif.

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