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PM Imran Khan highlights Kashmir issue at UNGA

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan, while addressing the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) via video link today (25th Sept., 2020) profoundly highlighted the Kashmir Issue. 

Besides Indian human rights violations in occupied Kashmir and Palestine issue, Imran Khan spoke about his government’s Smart Lockdown Policy and payment of money via Ehsaas Program to contain the Coronavirus.

PM also spoke about rising Islamophobia particularly during the  virus-crisis. He maintained that India had upped its military ante against Pakistan in order to divert attention from its predicaments.

Imran Khan, while commenting on PTI government’s Smart Lockdown policy, pointed towards lack of resources. He said it was feared that more people would die in Pakistan due to hunger than the mysterious disease.

Informing that his country had opened agriculture and construction sectors despite the COVID-19 threat, PM mused: “The Covid-19 pandemic has illustrated the oneness of humanity. No one is safe unless everyone is safe.”

Commenting on the Palestine Issue he noted that a just and lasting settlement was indispensable for the ME and the world. He observed that illegal annexations of Palestinian lands could not lead to peace.

Still harboring on the theme of Palestine, Imran Khan stated that Pakistan supported a two-state solution in line with the UNGA and UNSC resolutions within the international agreed parameters (pre-1967 borders and Al-Quds Al-Shareef as the capital of a united, contiguous and independent Palestinian state).

Talking on the subject of Climate Change Premier Imran Khan pointed towards ever augmenting temperature and recent  fires in a number of countries including Australia and Brazil. He told that  Pakistan’s contribution to global carbon emissions was minimal.

It is pertinent to mention here that the general debate of the 193-member assembly that commenced on 22nd day of September (2020) is unique as all leaders participated virtually. | YouTube Channel

M M Alam

M. M. Alam is a Pakistan-based working journalist since 1981. Karachi University faculty gold medalist Alam began his career four decades ago by writing for Dawn, Pakistan’s highest circulating English daily. He has worked for region’s leading publications, global aviation periodicals including Rotors (of USA) and vetted New York Times as permanent employee of daily Express Tribune. Alam regularly covers international aviation and defense-related events including Salon Du Bourget (France), Farnborough (United Kingdom), Dubai (UAE). Alam has reported thousands of events and interviewed hundreds of people in Pakistan, UAE, EU, UK and USA. Being Francophone Alam also coordinates with a number of French publications.