Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan will represent his country at the UN General Assembly next month, where he will address the world body on the Kashmir issue, according to reports on Friday.
Sources in the Prime Minister’s Office said that Khan will embark on a four-day visit to the US on September 23, The Express Tribune reported.
His General Debate speech is scheduled for September 27, the sources added.
Earlier on Wednesday, Imran Khan asked his party leader to hold protests in New York, ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the US in the third week of September.
Khan said that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) would organise massive protests in New York to give the Indian Prime Minister a ‘global backlash’ over his government’s decision to abrogate Article 370, that granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
Last week, Pakistan also took up the matter at the UNSC which was hailed by the country’s officials as the great diplomatic achievement and internationalisation of the Kashmir dispute.
Earlier in the month, following the developments, the Pakistan government condemned the abrogation of Article 370 and said that it will “exercise all possible options to counter it”.
The Pakistan Foreign Office in a statement said that it “strongly condemns and rejects” the announcement by India to repeal Article 370, which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
In an unprecedented move, the Centre scrapped Article 370 of the Indian Constitution which gives autonomous status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir.