Pakistan’ Imran Khan to visit Saudi Arabia to discuss regional matters on Sep 19: FM Qureshi

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Islamabad, Sep 17: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan and foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi are scheduled on September 19 to pay an official visit to Saudi Arabia, according to Dawn reports.

Qureshi, addressing PTI-organized All Parties Kashmir Conference in Lahore, said: “We have important sittings over there. Keeping those sittings at the forefront, we will have to deliberate on further measures.” He added, “I think it is enough to say just this right now.”

Radio Pakistan has reported Khan held telephonic conversations with Saudi Arabia crown prince Mohammed bin Salman and discussed regional and bilateral matters, particularly focusing over the recent attack on Saudi oil plants.

Khan expressed Pakistan’s full support for Riyadh and “its full stand with all its potentials in confronting these sabotage acts which threaten the global economy and the kingdom’s security”.

European Parliament based in Strasbourg is expected to hold a debate on Kashmir issue and human rights violations, alleged by Pakistan, in the valley – marking it as second such debate on Kashmir since 2008 by the European Parliament General Assembly, according to The Business Times.

Ahead of the debate scheduled for Tuesday, Azad Kashmir president Masood Khan warned about the pertaining situation in Jammu and Kashmir, and called on European Union (EU) to criticize India’s action of revoking Article 370 that offered special status to J&K.

Meanwhile, Pakistan was planning to move a framework on Kashmir at the present 42nd meeting of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), that kicked-off on Sep 9 and is slated to conclude on Sep 27 in Geneva. Pakistan was given Sep 19 as a deadline to deliver a resolution, according to The Print.



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