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PM Abbasi never said Kabul attackers 'crossed over from Pakistan'

PM Abbasi never said Kabul attackers 'crossed over from Pakistan'

It will be first direct Pakistan-US interaction after the announcement of Afghan and South Asia policy by President Trump that made scathing attack and hurled threats to Pakistan.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will hold nine bilateral meetings on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) to present Pakistan's point of view on global issues and the new USA policy on South Asia, officials in Islamabad said.

Chairman Senate Raza Rabbani on Tuesday suggested Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to not meet US Vice President Mike Pence, during his visit to NY. Although she did not name anyone, PML-N sources said she was referring to alleged intimidation by parts of Pakistan's powerful military.

Extraordinary security arrangements have been put in place in around the UN Headquarters in NY ahead of the high-level session in which US President Donald Trump will deliver his maiden speech at the United Nations on Tuesday.

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

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

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Prime Minister Abbasi said Pakistan and Turkey extended support to each other on the issues of their vital national interests.

PM Abbasi said he has held one meeting with former prime minister Nawaz Sharif - who is in London these days - and is going to hold another "today" [Monday].

The Pakistan Prime Minister, who reached NY on Monday afternoon, is scheduled to meet a dozen world leaders during his four-day stay.

He will interact with global political leaders, media personalities and global business leaders.

The Pakistani Prime Minister further added that he does not all the details but confirmed that the vehicle was parked in an embassy compound before it was detonated on 31 May.

There will also be a meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir.


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