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

Pakistan Army chief General Raheel Sharif today met Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ahead of his UN General Assembly address scheduled for September 21.

India TV News Desk, Islamabad [ Published on: September 16, 2016 19:10 IST ]
Nawaz Sharif with General Raheel Sharif
Nawaz Sharif with General Raheel Sharif

Pakistan Army chief General Raheel Sharif today met Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ahead of his UN General Assembly address scheduled for September 21.

Nawaz Sharif’s meeting with General Rahell Sharif ahead of his  UN visit becomes significant as he  is expected to rake up ‘ Kashmir’ issue during his UNGA speech.

Earlier in the day, Nawaz Sharif had assured Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) based Hurriyat leaders 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.

(With PTI inputs)

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