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Today’s conference was first step on long journey of reconstruction in Pakistan, says UN Chief

United Nation secretary General Antonio Guterres in a joint presser with PM Shehbaz stated that Today’s conference was the first step on the long journey of reconstruction in Pakistan.

The secretary-general also said, “No country deserves to endure what happened to Pakistan.”

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PM Shehbaz added that more than 1,700 people died and more than eight million were forced to flee their homes as a result of Pakistan’s catastrophic floods last year.

“I’ve not seen this kind of devastation in my entire life, which had not only crippled our economy but has posed a challenge which Pakistan can’t navigate alone,” PM added.

He continued by stating that Pakistan’s economy had lost $30 billion.

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The prime minister also expressed gratitude to friendly nations and the UN secretary general for their assistance during this trying period.

Shehbaz Sharif said, “As I speak, we have already spent about $400 million to provide basic support to 2.7m households.”

He claimed that Pakistan has created a thorough plan for reconstruction that would include a reliable financing structure.

He further claimed that Pakistan might potentially earn close to $8 billion locally, but we need equal funding from other nations.

The prime minister also reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to finishing the IMF program during the news conference.

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