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Pak PM meets USA vice President today on UNGA sidelines

20 September 2017, 01:08 | Melanie Burgess

PTI chief Imran Khan blamed PML-N minister for campaigning in by-polls in NA-120

PTI chief Imran Khan blamed PML-N minister for campaigning in by-polls in NA-120

"If the United States president declines to meet you saying he is busy, then you should also convey to them that we too are busy", he said.

The Prime Minister office has rejected the controversial remarks attributed to PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi regarding any kind of involvement of Pakistanis in a recent attack in Afghanistan's capital, Kabul.

He also said that the government was not satisfied with the ongoing accountability drive.

"The government should focus more on taking practical steps than issuing statements", he said.

Other meetings will be with the Jordanian King and leaders of Turkey, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Iran, the United Kingdom and Nepal.

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

The two leaders discussed internal party issues and the domestic political scenario in the meeting.

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

The wife of ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Sunday captured his parliamentary seat with a reduced majority in a by-election seen as a test of support for the Sharif dynasty ahead of the 2018 general election. The US is traditionally the second speaker on the opening day of the General Debate, after Brazil.

Gen Bajwa was responding to questions by members of defence committees of the National Assembly and Senate who visited General Headquarters (GHQ) yesterday. He will outline Pakistan's positions on key worldwide political, social and development issues of vital concern to the country.

Talking to the Vice President of General Electric (GE) John Rice who held a meeting with him in NY, the prime minister said that are looking forward for more American companies to invest in diverse fields in Pakistan.

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

In response to reports of Abbasi's meeting with Pence, Rabbani said, "I suggest the prime minister not to meet the USA vice president".

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