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What are Pakistani Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s objectives of his visit to New York? What did he say to the world at UN General Assembly? How was his interview with David Sanger at Council for Foreign Relations in New York? What were his key messages? What cards does Pakistan hold to agree on a mutually-beneficial transactional relationship with the Trump administration in terms of Afghan policy? What are Pakistan’s options if Trump does not agree to Pakistan’s proposals?
Why did President Donald Trump choose to make a threatening speech at UN General Assembly? What does he hope to accomplish by intimidating Iran and North Korea? Will the US allies go along with Trump’s belligerent strategy vis-a-vis Iran and North Korea? How will killing the Iran nuclear deal impact America’s chances of reaching a diplomatic solution with North Korea?
Was Kulsoom Nawaz’s victory in NA-120 bypolls unexpected? What do the results mean for the upcoming general elections in Punjab? Does PMLN’s significantly reduced majority in NA-120 win send a warning to the ruling party that it faces tough competition from Imran Khan’s PTI in future elections? Are the big losses suffered by the PPP and the religious right in NA-120 an indication that Punjab will be a battleground between PMLN and PTI in 2018 elections? Is PPP no longer relevant in Punjab?
Viewpoint From Overseas host Misbah Azam discusses these questions with panelists Ali H. Cemendtaur and Riaz Haq (www.riazhaq.com)
Tags: Pakistan, USA, North Korea, Iran, Afghanistan, New York, UNGA, Abbasi, Trump, PMLN, PTI, Lahore, NA-120, Elections