Pakistan's permanent envoy to the United Nations on Wednesday said that Islamabad's nuclear programme could not be limited even as United States Secretary of State John Kerry urged Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to do so. Maleeha Lodhi and Pakistan's Foreign Secretary Aizaz Chaudhry addressed a joint news meet in New York where the former said, "Pakistan's nuclear programme cannot be restricted."

According to Lodhi, Prime Minister Sharif told Kerry that India must first curb its nuclear activities. The Pakistan representative said, "The world should first put an end to nuclear activities undertaken by India." Foreign secretary Chaudhry on the other hand said, "no other state had acted against terrorism as much as Pakistan had."

Lodhi and Chaudhry said Sahrif speech at the United Nations General Assembly will primarily focus on the Kashmir issue. They said, "PM's speech is going to be important. PM Nawaz is going to present a strong case of occupied Kashmir in front of the world."