LONDON: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif arrived in London on 23 September 2016, en route to Pakistan from New York where he addressed the 71st Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

The Prime Minister was received at the airport by H.E. Syed Ibne Abbas, High Commissioner for Pakistan to the UK together with the officials of the High Commission.

Upon arrival, the Prime Minister spoke to the media and briefed them on the efforts to highlight gross human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK), during the recent months. He called for an early resolution of the Kashmir issue according to the wishes of the Kashmiri people.

Responding to a question, the Prime Minister termed the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), vital for the socio-economic development of the country, especially Balochistan. He reiterated his government’s commitment to its agenda of economic growth and social welfare. The Prime Minister termed political stability a pre-requisite for the prosperity of the people of Pakistan.

The Prime Minister , during his visit to New York, besides addressing the UNGA, met with important world leaders and discussed bilateral, regional and global issues. He also interacted with the top business executives on the sidelines of the UNGA.