PM should stop 'embarrassing' Pakistan with his statements: Ex-minister


"If the U.S. president declines to meet you saying he is busy, then you should also convey to them that we too are busy", he said.

"Pakistan has made clear its national policy to America".

Nisar's remarks came a day after Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi publicly backed Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif's statement regarding "putting our own house in order" and "in-house cleaning".

He also said that the government is not satisfied with the ongoing accountability drive.

Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi said nine bilateral meetings, including with US Vice President Mike Pence, have been confirmed and more could also take place as the prime minister's visit proceeds. In addition, he will exchange views with former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and some American business leaders.

The PM is leading Pakistan delegation to the 72nd Session of the UNGA in NY.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed on the revival of Pakistan-Afghanistan-Turkey trilateral process for promoting lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan.

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The Assembly has 174 items on its agenda after a new item was inscribed on Friday.

He will address the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday.

President Erdogan appreciated the strengthening of the bilateral relations through concrete cooperation in various fields and the commonality of views between the two countries on key worldwide and regional issues.

Appreciating the long association of General Electric with Pakistan, the Prime Minister said that Pakistan had been benefitting immensely from the expertise of the company.

The UN visit will be Abbasi's debut into the highest worldwide diplomacy, after being sworn in as prime minister last month.

Discussing the plight of Rohingya Muslims, President Erdogan and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi urged the worldwide community and the OIC to take urgent measures to alleviate the suffering of these people.

Prior to leaving for the U.S. where he will attend the UNGA session, the prime minister held an hour-long meeting with Nawaz Sharif.