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UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres concludes Pakistan visit

19 February, 2020 02:44

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres concludes Pakistan visit as he left the country early Wednesday.

Pakistan’s permanent representative at the United Nations Munir Akram saw him off at the airport.

During his four-day Pakistan visit Antonio Guterres participated in the “International Conference on 40 Years of Hosting Afghan Refugees in Pakistan: A New Partnership for Solidarity” and delivered a keynote address.

He held meetings with President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres

Furthermore, he held a separate meeting with Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

United Nations secretary general also lauded Pakistan’s efforts in fight against terrorism.

Moreover, he also paid special visits to Lahore and Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib.

Antonio Gutres visited Shahi Qila and Badshahi Mosque. He also traveled in a local rickshaw.

The UNSG administered polio drops to children at Kindergarten.

He also addressed students of a private university.

On his return, an album containing pictures of his four day visit to Pakistan was presented to him.


Pakistan hails statement on Kashmir


Meanwhile, Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Information and Broadcasting Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan said United Nations Secretary General’s remarks about Kashmir is a victory of Pakistan’s stance on the issue.

She welcomed his statement while addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Tuesday.

She expressed hope that the United Nations will play its due role in resolving the issue in lines with UN Security Council’s resolutions.

Awan urged the United Nations to play its due role in stopping massive human rights violations committed by Indian troops in Occupied Kashmir.

She said that the rights of minorities are not protected in India due to extremist policies of BJP-led regime.

She said that UNSG also urged the world to come forward in repatriating millions of Afghan refugees, whom Pakistan hosted for over four decades.

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