UN Secretary General visits Pakistan

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon arrived in Pakistan on Tuesday on a two-day visit for talks on disaster management, peace and education, officials said.

Ban will meet Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and other officials and attend the Independence Day celebrations Aug 14.

Minister for Petroleum Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Pakistan’s ambassador to UN, Masood Khan, received the secretary general on his arrival in Islamabad.

Ban is accompanied by his wife, Ban Soon-taek and other UN Officials.

During the visit, views will be exchanged on important global and regional issues, the Pakistani foreign ministry said.

Local media reports said Ban is also expected to discuss the current tension between Pakistan and India, which is also a matter of concern for the international community.

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