Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari.—File Photo

KARACHI: President Asif Ali Zardari is to arrive in New York on Sunday to lead the Pakistani delegation at the 67th session of the UN General Assembly in which over 120 world leaders are expected to participate.

The President  will raise Pakistan’s concerns at the United Nations over the profane film disrespecting the Holy Prophet (PBUH), senior Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader and Governor Punjab Sardar Latif Khan Khosa told reporters on Saturday.

President Zardari will address the 193-member assembly on Tuesday when the high-level debate begins.

The session is shaping up to be one of the busiest general debates ever – with 123 heads of states and governments in attendance and around 50 separate side events.

During his four-day stay, President Zardari will confer, among others, with US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi and Nato Secretary-General, Anders Fogh Rasmussen.

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shariq
September 22, 2012 10:53 pm
i hope he will raise this issue in the similer way u mentioned
Akhter Husain
September 22, 2012 7:32 pm
Every one is trying to draw our attention toward the sad and condemn-able incidents that had taken place during protests without bothering about the provocations which is becoming a routine feature in the otherwise known to be civilized societies.A civilized person would never hurt the feelings of any one,even if it is said to be lawful in their countries,because he/she considers every human being as equal and having emotions.Those who provoke others must be either crooks or agents of violence.
SZ
September 22, 2012 4:30 pm
Why President goes to UN General Assembly session every year instead of Prime Minister, as its always the Prime Minister or Chancellor of every other parliamentary democratic country who attends this session. So why it's President in our case who attends this?
shariq
September 22, 2012 10:49 pm
it happened in only big cities where crimininal gangs mixed with general public!!! millions protested in other cities and areas all over Pakistan!!! there is no coverage of those protests!!!! oh yeh as those were peaceful!!!! my fault
Shah Deeldar
September 22, 2012 10:05 pm
No, thanks! No blasphemy law for the world!That won't work except in Islamic countries. Islam should be able to withstand such assaults.
Sohail
September 22, 2012 7:11 pm
is there any in your counry against muslims?
shariq
September 22, 2012 10:44 pm
i wish and pray that he protest the way bhutto did in security council !!!!!! may Allah show him the right path!!! its only Allah who can do miracles!!!!
Qurban
September 22, 2012 9:15 pm
What is Pakistan turning into? We need to grow up and stop collapsing on outselves, burning and killing our own people, when some "offends" us. Shame on the president who wants his childish ideas imposed on the world. He is just reenforcing the image of Pakistanis being whining kids, in need to not just financial support but also babying around. And best of luck trying to convince the US of abridging the rights guaranteed in the First Amendment.
Akhter Husain
September 22, 2012 7:51 pm
Surely there are laws protecting the people of other faiths.Consult a barrister at law he will confirm it.
Jitendra Sharma
September 22, 2012 4:16 pm
hina rabbani khar says in washington that there should be some limitation on freedom of speech (in ref to so called disputed movie made by an amarican), hereby i want to ask her is there any limitation in your country on atrocities done to hindus and cristians
Nooffence
September 22, 2012 10:32 pm
Good luck Zardari, you will just be pushing a mountain out of your way. Western values are totally different from Arabians' (You are not even Arabian). Even US president cannot take away US citizen's right of freedom of expression.
BEA
September 22, 2012 11:11 pm
most probably because obama does want to talk to the fool.
Qurban
September 22, 2012 9:16 pm
There is no law in US that prohibits you from denying the holocaust. You can deny all you want.
shariq
September 22, 2012 10:51 pm
it happened in only big cities where crimininal gangs mixed with general public!!! millions protested in other cities and areas all over Pakistan!!! there is no coverage, oh yeh as those were peaceful!!!! my fault
shariq
September 22, 2012 10:47 pm
same question for you!!! is there something for muslims
Akhter Husain
September 22, 2012 8:03 pm
He can inspire or not,It is the question of recording the protest before the international community so that such provocative material is declared immoral and illegal.It is up to learned representatives of international community as to what they decide.This is against the Muslim faith now tomorrow it can be against others..
sri1ram
September 22, 2012 6:00 pm
Awesome, once more make a laughing stock of yourself and your nation. You rock.
mark from hong kong
September 22, 2012 6:00 pm
i agree, we dont CARE if you are offended or not! :)
Ahmer
September 22, 2012 5:00 pm
Why is he meeting Hillary Clinton and not president Obama?
G.Nabi
September 22, 2012 4:09 pm
That is hilarious. He is going to move and inspire UN as much as he has inspired his own people in Pakistan .What is he doing there anyway? I thought Prime Minister was head of executive branch, why isn't he in the fore front?
andy fr dc
September 22, 2012 2:44 pm
Here is America's answer in advance. No we will not forgo freedom of speech to make you happy.
Asim
September 22, 2012 7:48 pm
ummm...things must be going real good in Pakistan as this president and the people of Pakistan have nothing better to do to!
krish
September 22, 2012 7:48 pm
Why is that there are no protest in any muslim country on the killings of innocent muslim and they protest only when the prophet is chalenged or called a name or picture him in a questionable light..How does it matter or offend you when majority of muslim countries either harbor or promote muslim terrorism that kills scores... NO protest or a word on that...
Praful Shah
September 22, 2012 5:30 pm
UN will not be able to do anything. Each nation has their laws. There is freedom of speech and a person is protected. By the way look the history of Islam which committed so much atrocity, destroying their religious places. If one travels in India one can find the destruction. The most ancient university in Bihar was burned by Muslims. This is just a film. Pakistan is occupied by religious fever and looking for an opportunity making mountain out of a mole.
Random
September 23, 2012 3:08 am
People living in glass houses should not throw stones !!
Waseem
September 23, 2012 4:30 am
Come on man. He needs some recreation+shopping+photos. What's wrong with you? Why you people all the time think against him?
Sunny
September 23, 2012 4:22 am
Passing a UN resolution regarding disrespect of any religion is the need of the time. It will help foster respect, peace and understanding among believers of different religions and pave way for long standing peace in world.
Introspection
September 23, 2012 2:40 am
This is not freedom of speech and tolerance, but pure ABUSE of it. Will America continue to allow and condone this ABUSE, or conscientiously legislate against this form of ABUSE of the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States of America?
Harvey G
September 23, 2012 2:26 am
take a look into your own country how much law binding are you.its really amazing that you gonna advise the other countries how to run their country
Asher
September 23, 2012 1:11 am
i agree, don't forget that the people around the prophet (pbuh) during his time were even more offensive and how he dealt with all the adversity. We need to follow his example to win the hearts of ignorant and to show them the right path. The smart thing would be to not play in their hands.
M. Asghar
September 22, 2012 4:06 pm
Beyond the destructive but ineffective manifestations and noise, the only effective means to confront all this hatred is to acquire the ability to be effective and make the other side feel this and the consequences of their acts.
P N Eswaran
September 22, 2012 4:22 pm
Wonderful! Such an important issue for Pakistan. What an encouragement to the burning mobs!!
Guest
September 22, 2012 6:17 pm
He probably thinks Hillary Clinton is gorgeous. Didn't he say this to Sarah Palin when he met her.
Dil
September 22, 2012 6:21 pm
In stead of trying to remove Blasphany laws in his country, he wants to impose that on the world ? A good move to distract problem at home. Sadly, people of Pakistan fall for it.
Abu
September 22, 2012 6:36 pm
Hina rabbani khar arrives in USA and thanks Clinton and Obama for sending a joint message to people of pakistan denouncing the movie. However, she did not apologise for the burning of the USA flag by mobs in pakistan. Forget about atrocities to hindus and other minorities in pakistan. The two faced hypocrities. And they wonder why the world hates them!
Syed Shah
September 22, 2012 6:39 pm
Press hard for a Law against attacking others' religion. When you can have one for holocaust why can't we for the prophets.
Khurram
September 22, 2012 7:58 pm
aching across the broder - we love to fall into it
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