Turkish president phones PM Imran Khan, expresses grief over loss of human lives in plane tragedy
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan phoned Prime Minister Imran Khan to express grief over the loss of precious human lives in the plane crash tragedy.
The prime minister briefed the Turkish president on the steps taken to control the spread of coronavirus in Pakistan. He thanked President Erdogan for providing valuable medical equipment, which was reflective of historic linkages between the two countries to help each other in times of need.
The prime minister, while discussing the long-term economic repercussions of COVID-19, said that a comprehensive coordinated plan of action on debt relief and restructuring was needed to stave off socio-economic turbulence.
Imran Khan highlighted his call for “Global Initiative on Debt Relief” for developing countries aimed at helping them cope with the challenges.
He also briefed President Erdogan on worsening human rights situation in Occupied Kashmir, accentuated by double lockdown and intensified military crackdown.
The prime minister also shared Pakistan’s concerns on India’s moves to alter the demographic structure of the occupied territory, while the world was preoccupied with fighting the pandemic. He also apprised him of the demonization of Muslims in India in the context of COVID-19, which should be rejected by the international community.
Meanwhile, Pakistan and Turkey have agreed to enhance bilateral cooperation against COVID-19 pandemic to jointly address the situation. Both leaders exchanged greetings on the auspicious occasion of Eidul Fitr.