PM calls for fulfilling climate finance commitments during 78th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York


Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar called on the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the sidelines of the 78th Session of the UN General Assembly in New York.

According to the media reports, Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar has stressed the importance of the fulfillment of climate finance commitments made by developed nations to address the grave threat of climate change. He thanked the Secretary-General for his unwavering support during last year’s floods and for co-hosting the Geneva Conference on Pakistan’s Resilient Recovery, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Framework.

The Prime Minister also apprised him of the newly established Special Investment Facilitation Council, which has the objective of promoting investments in Pakistan for the robust economic recovery of the country. He appreciated the Secretary-General’s call for a global financial transformation to invigorate the Sustainable Development Goals and proposed measures for augmenting the SDG Agenda.

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Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar also called for the implementation of UN Security Council resolutions on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute. He recalled India’s illegal and unilateral actions in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir on August 5, 2019. He further briefed him regarding India’s ongoing human rights violations in IIOJ&K.

Meanwhile, PM Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar has expressed gratitude to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) for approving the three-billion-dollar Stand-By Agreement to support Pakistan’s economy while talking to IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva in New York on the sidelines of the 78th UN General Assembly session.

On this occasion, the Caretaker Prime Minister of Pakistan said that a strong focus has been placed on protecting the vulnerable segments of society. He briefed the IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva on various measures taken by the government to stabilize and revive the economy of a country. He affirmed that these initiatives aim to create a stable and conducive environment for sustainable economic growth and investment.

Speaking on the occasion, IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva appreciated the concerted efforts of Pakistan in implementing policies and reforms to revive the economy. She assured that the IMF remained committed to continued engagement with Pakistan.