International Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday reiterated Prime Minister Imran Khan’s name to the worldwide neighborhood to contemplate writing off loans for creating international locations comparable to Pakistan as a way to guarantee useful resource allocation to combat coronavirus that has gripped the world.
“The UN SG has highlighted the message of Global Solidarity and focusing on protecting most vulnerable,” FM Quershi stated in a tweet. “PM Imran Khan has also underscored the importance of relieving the burden of debt-ridden developing countries in order to ensure resource allocation for saving lives and stemming eco decline.”
The international minister additionally stated assuaging this monetary burden will assist shield probably the most susceptible and already struggling to deal with the problem with restricted sources and infrastructure to combat this COVID-19 pandemic.
I reiterate PM’s name for assuaging this monetary burden to guard probably the most susceptible already struggling to deal with the problem with restricted sources & infrastructure to combat this pandemic (Covid-19). https://t.co/17eeF1K7aT
— Shah Mahmood Qureshi (@SMQureshiPTI) March 21, 2020
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Earlier on March 17, in an unique interview with Related Press, the premier expressed concern over the devastating influence the virus might have on economies of creating international locations.
The premier stated if a critical outbreak occurs within the nation, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) authorities’s efforts to raise the financial system out of collapse would start “an unstoppable slide backwards”.
“Exports would fall off, unemployment would soar and an onerous national debt would become an impossible burden,” the premier added.
The prime minister maintained that Pakistan doesn’t have the aptitude and sources to cope with the novel coronavirus.
He additional directed lifting sanctions in opposition to Iran and lauded the nation’s humanitarian crucial to comprise the outbreak by pushing apart political rivalries.
Pakistan in diplomatic push to raise US curbs on Iran
Pakistan on Friday elevated its diplomatic efforts for lifting of the US sanctions in opposition to Iran within the wake of the outbreak of lethal coronavirus within the neighbouring nation, the place one particular person is dying each 10 minutes.
It comes after Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani wrote a letter to PM Imran, asking him to play his position within the lifting of the sanctions. Diplomatic sources stated that Pakistan’s response to the Iranian management’s request is constructive.
Later Prime Minister Imran known as for the lifting of “unjust” US-led sanctions on Iran, in order that Tehran can higher cope with the novel coronavirus disaster. “I would stress and insist on the international community to lift the sanctions on Iran,” Imran stated on Friday. “It is very unjust they are dealing with such a large outbreak on one side, and on the other, they are facing international sanctions.”