PR No. 162 PM Abbasi meets Pakistani nationals working for UN Islamabad: 22th September 2017

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Thursday met Pakistani nationals serving the United Nations and thanked them for the work they were doing to promote the organization's objectives to promote peace and security in the world, says a press release received here today from United Nations.

Abbasi, who is in New York attending the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly, became the first prime minister to meet UN officials of Pakistani origin.

The prime minister briefed them on Pakistan's economic progress, improved security situation and consolidation of democracy.

He answered a number questions from the UN officials who appreciated the opportunity to meet him. In this regard, they thanked Pakistan Ambassador to the UN Maleeha Lodhi  for organizing the meeting.

The prime minister told them that Pakistan had undertaken the largest Anti-Terrorism operation of the world and said hundreds and thousands of troops were involved in eliminating the terrorists from their hideouts. 

Foreign Minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif, who also participated in the meeting, also briefed them on key foreign policy questions.