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President Zardari to move UN over profane film

Published Sep 22, 2012 02:22pm

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.