Pakistan makes an appeal to UN Chief for urgent donors conference
Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif Sharif has urged the United Nations Secretary General to urgently call a donors conference link to generate funds for rehabilitation of flood-ravaged people of Pakistan, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Sunday.
The prime minister was chairing a meeting via video link of his cabinet ministers and officials for an update on the flood link situation in Pakistan.
Shehbaz link Sharif told the participants said the initial estimate of losses to Pakistan’s economy link a result of the three-month flooding disaster was $30 billion, adding that he had requested UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to urgently hold a donors’ conference.
The prime minister told the meeting that he, during the recent session of the United Nations General Assembly, had held meetings with important leaders of the world including Antonio Guterres, the Secretary General of the United Nations.
He said that during his meetings with the world leaders, he had informed them about the disaster caused by floods in Pakistan and also the relief operations and rehabilitative efforts being carried out by the government.
He also informed the meeting about the telephonic conversation with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud.