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UN Chief Antonio Guterres to spend a busy day in Lahore today


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

18th Feb, 2020. 09:34 am
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Schedule of Tuesday’s engagements of United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres in Lahore, has been finalized.

Antonio Guterres along with his delegation reached Lahore from Islamabad on Monday night on a two-day visit to the Punjab capital.

Provincial Finance Minister Makhdoom Hashim Jawan Bakht received the UN secretary general on his arrival at the airport.

As per schedule, UN secretary general will administer anti-polio drops to children in Lahore, today.

Mr. Guterres will also visit Shahi Qila and Badshahi Mosque.

Governor Punjab Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar will also arrange a dinner in his honour.

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres will also meet students at the University of Sciences and address them.

Antonio Guterres will also visit Kartarpur where he will meet members of Sikh community.

Yesterday, United Nations Secretary General said that whenever he has visited Pakistan he has seen “remarkable resilience and commitment to the Afghan brothers, even when international support was minimal.”

Antonio Guterres today addressed a conference — jointly organized by the Pakistan government and UN High Commissioner for Refugees.

It was titled 40 years of Afghan Refugees Presence in Pakistan: A New Partnership for Solidarity in Islamabad.

“We have come together to recognize a remarkable story of solidarity and compassion. It is important to do so because it is a story that spans over decades,” he said.

Moreover, India has rejected Antonio Guterres’ offer to mediate on Kashmir dispute, Indian media reported.

According to the details, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson asserted that the dispute would discuss bilaterally.

“There is no role or scope for third party mediation.”

Speaking in Islamabad, Mr. Guterres had said he had offered his offices and was “ready to help if both countries agree for mediation.

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