Shehbaz Sharif, the prime minister, will make a case for the flood-stricken country’s need for foreign assistance to recover from the effects of the devastating floods.
Today, the premier and UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres flew into Geneva to co-host the international conference on a “climate resilient Pakistan.” The South Asian country will also make an effort to establish long-term alliances for enhancing climate resilience and adaptation.
Leading members of the Pakistani team, including the Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto, the Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, the Minister for Climate Change Sherry Rehman, and the Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb, accompanied the premier during the significant visit.
PM Shehbaz will present the framework vision for the rehabilitation and reconstruction of flood-affected areas at the UN and will stress the necessity for international cooperation and enduring partnerships to implement it.
A joint press conference with UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres will also be held.
The debate will be attended by leaders and key figures from many countries and international institutions, foundations, and funds.
The premier published a tweet with the following message before departing to represent Pakistan at an international forum: “Bridging the financial gap is key to restoring critical infrastructure, rebuilding lives and livelihoods, and restarting the economy.”
According to him, humanity is at a turning point in history where what we do now will determine how resilient future generations will be.
He declared that he would take advantage of the occasion to make a case for flood victims before the entire globe. “I will also shed light on measures my government has made for relief and rehabilitation,” he added in a subsequent post.
Monsoon rains and glacier melting in the South Asian country caused millions of people uprooted and at least 1,700 deaths. Rebuilding millions of homes and kilometers of roads after the flood waters have receded is a huge challenge for the country’s tight budget.