Iraqi President Saddam Hussein is sending his information minister to Islamabad with a private message for the Pakistani government.
Reports from the region say Mohammed Said al-Sahhaf will lobby Pakistan not to support a US backed UN resolution laying the basis for war against Iraq.
Pakistan, which took a non-permanent seat on the 15-member U-N Security Council last month, has not indicated how it plans to vote on the matter. It has, however, said that it wants to see the Iraqi crisis resolved peacefully and that a military action against Baghdad should be approved by the United Nations.
The Iraqi envoy's arrival coincides with a visit from U-S Assistant Secretary of State Christina Rocca, who is seeking Pakistani support for the resolution.
Ms. Rocca met with Foreign Minister Khursheed Mehmood Kasuri and was also expected to meet Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali before heading on to Bangladesh on Friday.