UN chief meets Pakistani PM

Author : Mircea Birca | Saturday, September 27, 2014
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Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met with Secretary General of the United Nations Ban Ki-moon in New York, said Pakistan Foreign Office on Friday.

Welcoming the Prime Minister, the Secretary General fondly recalled his visit to Islamabad in August last year and his participation in the Independence Day celebrations of Pakistan. The Secretary General expressed his concern over the loss of lives and devastation caused by the floods in Pakistan.

The Prime Minister briefed the Secretary General on the efforts undertaken by his Government to provide relief to the flood victims in the affected areas in Punjab and throughout the country, said Foreign Office.

A press release by Pakistan Foreign Office said that the premier apprised the Secretary General of his government’s current efforts to flush out terrorists and dismantle their networks. The ongoing military operation against terrorists had disrupted their command and control system. The Government had zero tolerance for terrorism and was determined to root out terrorist forces once and for all.

The Prime Minister pointed out that Kashmir was one of the long standing conflicts on the agenda of the UN Security Council and asked the Secretary General to take steps for its peaceful settlement in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.

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