UN secretary general arrives in Lahore

By: AFP      Published: 11:42 PM, 17 Feb, 2020
UN secretary general arrives in Lahore

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres arrived in Lahore on Monday night.

Punjab Finance Minister Hashim Jawan Bakht received the UN chief at the airport where kids presented him bouquet.

The UN secretary general will visit Badshahi Mosque. He will also travel to Gurdwara Kartarpur Sahib.

During his stay in Islamabad, he held meetings with Prime Minister Imran Khan, President Arif Alvi, Army Chief Qamar Javed Bajwa and Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi.

On Monday, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres  called for implementing UN resolutions for amicable solution to Kashmir issue.

Talking to Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa in Rawalpindi, he acknowledged Pakistan’s contributions to UN peacekeeping missions and extraordinary achievements in fight against terrorism.

During the meeting, matters of mutual interests, overall regional security situation including Afghan refugees issue, Afghan reconciliation process and Kashmir dispute came under discussion.

The UN chief thanked Pakistan for full access given to United Nations Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP) in Kashmir, and commended improved security situation in Pakistan and its positive efforts towards regional peace and stability.

Speaking on the occasion, Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa said Pakistan committed to achieve stable, peaceful and normalised country.