'London Plan' has failed miserably: PM Nawaz
25 September, 2014
LONDON: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Wednesday that the "London plan" has failed miserably. Media reports said that the prime minister made these remarks while talking to media briefly outside his residence in an upscale London neighbourhood.
"Everybody has seen what has happened to London plan," he said, adding that the journey for the progress of Pakistan would continue.
The term London plan is a reference to a meeting between Imran Khan and Tahirul Qadri in London a few months ago wherein they allegedly discussed and planned their strategy against the Nawaz Sharif government. Both PTI and PAT are staging sit-ins in capital Islamabad since August 14, demanding resignation of the prime minister over alleged election rigging and Model Town killings.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif flew into New York Wednesday afternoon to lead Pakistan's delegation to the 69th UN General Assembly session, during which he will highlight Pakistan's position on international issues and hold a series of bilateral meetings with world leaders.
He will address the 193-member General Assembly on Friday, with a focus on Pakistan's policy to foster relations on the basis of mutually beneficial cooperation in South Asia.
The prime minister is expected to speak about the longstanding Kashmir dispute and spell out Islamabad's policy towards peaceful relations in the region, particularly with India and Afghanistan. Accompanied by a small delegation, the PM will be meeting his counterparts and world leaders to explore economic and energy cooperation, and to advance Islamabad's key relationships.
Nawaz will co-chair a UN Peacekeeping Summit along with US Vice President Joseph Biden, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and several other world leaders.