Nawaz to address UN General Assembly today

NEW YORK: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said he would talk about the issue of US missile strikes on Pakistan’s land during his address to the UN General Assembly.

Official sources said Nawaz Sharif, in his address to the UN General Assembly, would talk against US drone strikes in Pakistani tribal areas, besides featuring Pakistan’s sacrifices being carried out in US-led war against terrorism.

The PM would also ask for help from US, G8 countries and the European Union under the slogan of ‘trade, not aid.’

They said the PM is of the view that the drone attacks are illegal‚ counter-productive and violation to Pakistan’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

Speaking to media persons in New York, the premier has expressed the apprehension that drone strikes can also sabotage his efforts to initiate peace talks with the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan.

To a question‚ Nawaz Sharif said Pakistan would continue the gas pipeline project with Iran as it faces a serious energy crisis.

He said Pakistan is losing three million dollars per day due to acute shortage of gas and it will have to import gas from somewhere to meet its growing domestic demands.

The PM is scheduled to meet his Indian correspondent on Sunday.