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UN Chief Reaches Islamabad

UNITED NATIONS: United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres arrived in Islamabad early on Sunday morning.

It’s his first trip to Pakistan as the world body’s chief during which he will speak at an International Conference on 40 Years of Hosting Afghan Refugees in Pakistan, and meet Prime Minister Imran Khan and other high-level government officials, his spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.

The two-day conference in Islamabad on February 17 would be a recognition of Pakistan’s “tremendous generosity” in hosting millions of refugees from Afghanistan over four decades, the spokesman told the regular noon briefing at UN Headquarters in New York. The conference, which will be inaugurated by Prime Minister Khan, is being organised by the Government of Pakistan and the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR).