Speaking at the National University of Sciences and Technology, the UN chief, who is on a two-day visit to Pakistan, also called for international laws to be followed regarding drone attacks.

Ban will also hold talks with President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

He will attend the country's Independence Day celebrations on August 14. "Pakistan attaches great significance to the UN and accords high importance to the visit of Ban Ki-moon," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Aizaz Ahmed Chaudhry said.

In New York, Ban's deputy spokesperson Eduardo del Buey said the secretary general will also hold discussions with the disaster management authority of Pakistan. He will also meet students in Islamabad to promote quality education for all.

(Agencies)

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