ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has stressed that the United Nations must play its rightful role in addressing the grave situation in IIOJK and ensuring that Kashmiris exercise their right to self-determination promised to them in the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.
He said this while talking to President-elect of the Seventy-fifth Session of the United Nations General Assembly Volkan Bozkir, who called on him in Islamabad today (Monday).
The Prime Minister highlighted the dire human rights and humanitarian situation in IIOJK since 5 August 2019, as well as the ongoing gross and systematic violations of human rights of the Kashmiri people and the attempts to change the demographic structure of the occupied territory.
He apprised the President-elect of the General Assembly about his Government’s initiatives to mitigate and suppress the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19 pandemic, focused on saving lives, securing livelihoods, and stimulating the economy.
The Prime Minister informed that his Government deployed an 8 billion dollars stimulus package for the poor and the needy, which was the highest social security coverage by any Government in the history of Pakistan.
The Prime Minister further highlighted his call for ‘Global Initiative on Debt Relief’ and stressed the need to provide greater fiscal space to the developing countries to overcome deleterious socio-economic impacts of coronavirus pandemic.
He also highlighted the high importance he attached to addressing Climate Change, countering Islamophobia, and combatting illicit financial flows from developing countries.
The Prime Minister extended warm felicitations to Bozkir on his election as the President of the historic 75th Session of the UN General Assembly.