UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon headed to Pakistan on Monday to attend Independence Day celebrations and promote education. UN Deputy Spokesman Eduardo del Buey told news reporters on Monday that Secretary General Ban travelled to Pakistan for an official visit. Buey noted that UN chief arrived Islamabad where he will be coming together with the President Asif Ali Zardari and other high level officials. Buey also added that Ban would be meeting with the head of the National Disaster Management Authority and cover the latest developments from the monsoon season. Buey said Ban will be holding meetings for promoting education and it was said, "In line with Malala Day last month he will meet with students in Islamabad to discuss efforts to promote and expand quality education for all." Buey stated that Ban will be also attending the Independence Day celebrations of Pakistan as Pakistan is one of the countries which provide a high number of soldiers and police for the UN Peacekeeping operations.