ISLAMABAD    -    Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif would lead the Pakistani delegation at Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Council of Heads of State Meeting, to be held in Samarkand, Uzbekistan, on 15-16 September 2022.  The Prime Minister will be participating in the SCO-CHS on the invitation of President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, who will chair the meeting.   The leaders of SCO Members and Observer States as well as heads of SCO organizations and other special guests would attend the meeting. The CHS is the highest forum of the SCO, which considers and defines strategy, prospects and priorities of the organization. On the sidelines of the SCO CHS, Prime MInister Shehbaz Sharif is expected to meet several regional leaders including Chinese and Russian Presidents. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi would also be attending the summit, so there are strong chances that Pakistani and Indian prime ministers could face each other on the sidelines. Diplomatic sources say there is no formal request from either side for formal meeting between Pakistani and Indian prime ministers. At the forthcoming CHS, the SCO leaders will deliberate on important global and regional issues, including climate change, food security, energy security, and sustainable supply chains.  Besides attending the summit, the prime minister would hold bilateral meetings with other participating leaders on the sidelines of the event. The SCO is a major trans-regional organization spanning South and Central Asia.  The sources also confirmed the prime minister would return to Islamabad from where he would proceed to the United Kingdom to attend the funeral ceremony of Queen Elizabeth (late). The PM while in the UK would also meet his brother Nawaz Sharif and would discuss the political situation in Pakistan. The PM would leave London for New York on September 19 where he would attend the 77th UNGA session and would deliver his speech on September 23.