Coronavirus is global issue, which needs global solution: PM

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29 May, 2020 12:51 pm

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has said that it is a global issue and a global problem, which needs global solution.

Addressing virtual “United Nations high-level event on Financing for Development in era of COVID-19 and Beyond”, the prime minister said it is a global issue and a global problem, which needs global solution.

While stressing the need of dealing with the economic problems caused by the coronavirus pandemic holistically as a global issue, the premier has said the world would not recover from coronavirus recession without helping the developing countries.

The event was hosted by the Prime Ministers of Canada and Jamaica, and the UN secretary general. Pleading for the help of developed countries to the developing nations, Imran Khan said it is very important for the developed world at this critical juncture to look after the people of developing countries, who are struggling.

Talking about the problems of Pakistan vis-a-vis COVID-19, PM Khan referred to the government’s eight billion dollars stimulus package and said it is one of the biggest programmes in Pakistan’s history.

“We doled out 8 billion dollars to stimulate our economy and give cash to the most vulnerable section in our society,” Imran Khan said. He also welcomed the G-20 for taking the big initiative of giving debt relief to the developing countries.

He also congratulated the UN secretary general, and the prime ministers of Canada and Jamaica for the initiative of high level event and urged them to continue to pursue it.

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