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Pakistan army chief calls on Nawaz Sharif ahead of his UNGA address

PTI
Published Sep 16, 2016, 5:13 pm IST
Updated Sep 16, 2016, 5:14 pm IST
Sharif is likely to deliver a speech at the UN General Assembly session on September 21.
Pakistan army Chief General Raheel Sharif with PM Nawaz Sharif. (Photo: AFP)
 Pakistan army Chief General Raheel Sharif with PM Nawaz Sharif. (Photo: AFP)

Islamabad: Pakistan army Chief General Raheel Sharif on Friday called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ahead of the premier's visit to the US where he will address the UN General Assembly and is expected to rake up the Kashmir issue.

Sharif is likely to deliver a speech at the UN General Assembly session on September 21. Sharif on Friday met Hurriyat leaders from Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) and assured them that he would "emphatically highlight" the Kashmir issue at the UN General Assembly next week.

 

During the meeting with Raheel, the prime minister expressed the resolve to continue the war against terrorism and militancy till the elimination of last terrorist.

"Vowing to continue the war against militancy and terrorism (till elimination of the last terrorist), the prime minister expressed his satisfaction over the security situation in the country," PM House said in a statement after Raheel called on Sharif. The premier and the army chief discussed internal and regional security, it said.

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