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Analysts hope Prime Minister during his address at the UNGA will present Pakistan’s case effectively
September 23, 2022

Mateen Haider (Senior Journalist, New York): The Prime Minister would be addressing the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly session tonight. Apart from the address, the Prime Minister has a very busy schedule at the sidelines, including a meeting with Nobel Peace Laureate Malala Yousafzai. Although the content of the Prime Minister's speech is not shared in advance, it is expected that the Prime Minister will highlight the devastation caused by the floods directly linked with the climate change phenomenon, Kashmir dispute, Pakistan's economic outlook, regional security and other important issues. The address of the Prime Minister is expected between 9pm to 10pm PST. Through the address, the Prime Minister will convey a strong message to the world that Pakistan is not a big contributor to carbon emissions, yet is more affected by the climate change. So, it is the responsibility of the world powers to compensate and support the developing countries in this regard.

Dr. Huma Baqai (IR Expert): There is a growing realization among the Western countries that Pakistan has been badly affected due to climate change. The financial assistance has been mobilized for the country but the estimated damages caused by the floods are much more. The Prime Minister in his address to the 77th session of the UN General Assembly will present the case of Pakistan before the world. The recent flooding in Pakistan has also complicated the economic situation of the country. The infrastructure, crops and properties have been completely destroyed and if the international community does not come forward, the country may suffer. There is a need to defer the international debt. The Prime Minister will also highlight the Indian atrocities and policies in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.