Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said his government is determined to lift the country out of morass and bring economic progress to the country.
He was addressing a large gathering of Pakistani-Americans at a reception hosted in his honor by the Consulate General of Pakistan in New York.
He said we are determined to improve the law and order and curb terrorism in the country.
He said we will hold dialogue on priority basis as improved security environment will help bring investment in the country and bolster growth.
The Prime Minister said he raised the issue of US drone strikes in his UN address as well as in a meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry.
He said such operations on Pakistani soil were in violation of country's sovereignty and they are counterproductive.
The Prime Minister said the Motorway project would be completed right up to Karachi‚ dams would be built to overcome load-shedding and provide smooth supply of power to the industries that would open up jobs.
Earlier‚ Pakistan's Ambassador to the United Nations Masood Khan presented a welcome address on behalf of the community.