WASHINGTON (92 News) – Pakistan Permanent Representative Maleeha Lodhi said said that the priorities of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s policies aim at reviving economy in the country.
Speaking in the General Assembly's Second Committee, Pakistan Ambassador to UN Maleeha Lodhi has urged the international community to ensure that people suffering under colonial and foreign occupation are not left behind in the UN’s 2030 development agenda.
The Pakistani envoy said that the priorities of new government include revitalizing the economy, providing sustainable and affordable energy, reform of the governance structure, enhancing accountability and transformation of the health and education sectors.
“We believe an enabling international environment, greater access to financial resources and technological support remain critical to achieve our priorities,” she ssaid.
On corruption and illicit financial flows, Ambassador Lodhi said that accountability and recovery of stolen assets was a corner stone of the agenda of Pakistan’s new government.
“We firmly believe that enhancing international cooperation is critical to combat illicit financial flows, especially for recovery of stolen assets”, she stressed.
Maleeha Lodhi said that Pakistan would continue to support the people living under colonial domination and foreign occupation. She said that people’s right of self-determination is a fundamental human right, enshrined in the UN Charter.
Ambassador Lodhi also cited the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as a shining example of South cooperation.
She said the mega project’s scale and scope was enormous, with huge economic and developmental benefits to the two countries, as well as to the region and beyond