Ban arrives in Pakistan today


United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is arriving in Pakistan today (Tuesday) on a two-day visit.

The secretary-general would be accompanied by his wife and senior UN officials.

According to the Foreign Office, the secretary-general will call on the president, prime minister, Punjab chief minister and National Assembly speaker to discuss important global and regional issues.

He will also meet the adviser to the prime minister on national security and foreign affairs and will receive a briefing at the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).

Ban will attend the August 14 flag-hoisting ceremony as a special guest.

The secretary-general will also inaugurate the Center for International Peace and Stability at National University of Science and Technology in Islamabad and attend an event regarding youth affairs and education.