Wife of ousted PM Sharif wins Pakistan by-election

20 September, 2017, 01:11 | Author: Gladys Mathis
  • He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of'Asia Peace Film Festival in Islamabad

"Pakistan has made clear its national policy to America".

Official results are yet to be announced but party officials who also tallied the numbers say Kulsoom, who did not campaign as she is receiving treatment for cancer in London, scooped about 53.5 percent of the vote, with the party's majority reduced from about 61 percent in the 2013 general election. Although she did not name anyone, PML-N sources said she was referring to alleged intimidation by parts of Pakistan's powerful military.

He said this while talking to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly Session in NY.

He said that posters by outlawed Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) emerged on taxis, buses and roads in Geneva, and demanded the ministry to give a policy statement in the Senate on Wednesday about steps it took pertaining to the matter.

The Assembly has 174 items on its agenda after a new item was inscribed on Friday.

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

The confirmed meetings include the one with the Jordanian King and leaders of Turkey, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Iran, the United Kingdom and Nepal.

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He will also have talks with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. 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.

Ambassador Lodhi said that the prime minister would "outline Pakistan's position on key global political, social and development issues of vital concern to the country".

The UN visit will be Abbasi's debut into the highest global diplomacy, after being sworn in as prime minister last month.

He's likely to use his interactions with American officials to halt a rapid deterioration in US-Pakistan relations, reports said.

It also "advised the relevant print media to carefully review the contents of discussions before reporting".

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