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Islamabad-President General Pervez Musharraf will go through a tightly laid-out schedule when he lands in New York on Sunday to address the UN General Assembly session, officials said.

During his stay in New York, Musharraf will also preside over two top-level meetings on the sidelines of the event.

Officials said the president will chair summit meetings on Science and Technology for Development and a session of the bureau of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), a major organ of the United Nations. Pakistan is currently the president of ECOSOC.

The two meetings are set to take place on September 15, a day after the opening of the summit marking the 60th anniversary of the world body.

The honour extended to Musharraf reflects the prestige Pakistan enjoys at the United Nations, officials said.

In addition, Musharraf will hold a number of bilateral meetings with heads of state or government, including President George W. Bush, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, British Prime Minister Tony Blair and Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

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