Pakistan PM Imran Khan will be heading to Saudi Arabia and the US before his address in the United Nation General Assembly (UNGA) on September 27. Khan’s visit to Saudi Arabia is being seen as an attempt to garner support from member states of Organisation of Islamic Coordination (OIC) while his visit to the US is aimed at seeking Trump’s intervention to pressure India on Kashmir.
As per schedule, Khan will be holding important meetings in Saudi Arabia before heading to the US, where he will be meeting US president Donald Trump twice before the UNGA session.
The 1st meeting between Khan and Trump will be at lunch while the other will be at hi-tea. Khan’s visit is being seen as an important step by Pakistan as it seeks support from the OIC member states, 15 of which are members of the UNSC, to ensure support of at least 16 members, in order to move a motion against India on Kashmir.
Pakistan has been protesting both domestically and internationally where PM Khan has taken up the task to raise the matter at all international platform as Kashmir’s ambassador.
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi lashed out at India for what he called, promoting the idea of changing a Muslim majority state of Jammu and Kashmir into a Hindu majority state. Qureshi called on the international community for immediate intervention as the human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir continue unabated.