Prime Minister Imran Khan: A man on a mission
A timeline of Prime Minister Khan's visit to New York to take on Modi's atrocities in occupied Kashmir
A timeline of events regarding Prime Minister Khan’s recent visit to the United States where he went to highlight atrocities by the Indian armed forces in the aftermath of Article 370’s revocation.
On Sunday, September 22, Prime Minister Khan arrived in New York where he was received by Pakistan’s Permanent Representative for the United Nations, Maleeha Lodhi and a US envoy.
Khan arrived in a special aircraft sent by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman. The gesture was much appreciated by the government but raised a few eyebrows in Pakistan and abroad, especially India.
Monday, September 23, 2019
Prime Minister Khan spoke to American lawmakers, scholars, human rights activists, journalists and members of the civil society. He praised the international media’s coverage of Indian-held Kashmir.
Among those who called on him include US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Lindsey Graham.
Later, Khan met US envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Mr Khalilzad, to talk about the Afghan peace process. He said that peace in Afghanistan was vital for South Asia.
He interacted with American media network and said that both Pakistan and India could start on a path that led to nuclear warfare.
Tuesday, September 24, 2019
Prime Minister Khan holds a bilateral meeting and joint presser with US President Donald Trump. After the Howdy Modi rally, Trump warms up to Khan and offers, once again, to mediate in the issue of Kashmir. However, Trump said that for mediation or arbitration to occur, both sides must agree to it first.
Trump said he trusted Prime Minister Khan and Pakistan. He said that people in the past in his position had treated Pakistan bad because they didn’t know what they were doing.
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Prime Minister Khan holds a news briefing at the UN Headquarters. He debunks India’s claims of Pakistan planning to send 500 militants into Kashmir.
Khan said war was not an option for India. He slammed New Delhi for putting the people of occupied Kashmir in siege for more than 50 days.
Thursday, September 26, 2019
Khan holds a trilateral summit with President Erdogan and Prime Minister Mahathir Mohammad. Khan announces the three countries have planned to start a joint TV channel to combat Islamophobia.
Khan said it was the fault of Muslim leaders why people in the West coudn’t understand the love and affection that Muslims had for Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Friday, September 27, 2019
Prime Minister Khan to address the UN General Assembly with Indian Prime Minister Modi, the same day.