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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will address the UN General Assembly session today highlighting core issues of interest to the country.
He is expected to brief the world body and the international community about serious situation in Occupied Kashmir due to grave human rights violations by Indian occupation forces and the need to resolve the longstanding dispute.
On the sidelines of the UN General Assembly session, the Prime Minister will have three important bilateral meetings.
The Prime Minister is scheduled to meet Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang, President of Iran Hassan Rouhani and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
The US has said it holds Russia responsible for a deadly attack on an aid convoy near the Syrian city of Aleppo on Monday.
The White House has called it an "enormous humanitarian tragedy".
Meanwhile, US officials have told the BBC that two Russian war planes were responsible for the attack.
Russia strongly denies involvement of its own or Syrian planes, and says the incident was caused by fire on the ground and not by an air strike.
"There are no craters and the exterior of the vehicles do not have the kind of damage consistent with blasts caused by bombs dropped from the air," a statement from the defence ministry said.
And the country's foreign ministry spokeswoman said the US government had "no facts" to support its claim, adding: "We have nothing to do with this situation."
An Indian photographer has been awarded the second annual Getty Images Instagram grant, which recognises photographers who document stories from underrepresented communities around the world.
Ronny Sen joined Christian Rodriguez of Uruguay and Girma Berta of Ethiopia - the other two winners - to pick up a grant of $10,000 (£7,702) for his project.
Sen won the prize for his work on the dusty coal town of Jharia in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand where underground fires have burned for more than a century.
Pakistan has hit back after India accused it of masterminding a militant attack in Indian-administered Kashmir that killed 18 soldiers.
A statement from Pakistan's foreign ministry condemned the "vitriolic statements" by India.
It called India's stance a "blatant attempt" to deflect attention from human rights abuses in Kashmir.
Indian Home Affairs Minister Rajnath Singh called Pakistan a "terrorist state" soon after Sunday's attack.
Seventeen soldiers died in the raid. One soldier succumbed to his injuries on Monday, taking the death toll to 18.
The attack comes as violent protests against Indian rule in the disputed region continue, with a curfew imposed.
More than 80 people, nearly all anti-government protesters, have died in more than two months of violence.
India held a high-level meeting to discuss an "appropriate response" to Sunday's attack - the worst on its security forces in Kashmir in years.