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UN intends to hold donor meeting to raise funds for flood victims: PM Shehbaz

Hina Rabbani Khar said PM Shehbaz had a brief interaction with President BidenUS Senator claims 3000 deaths are expected from floods in Pakistan

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres told Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif that he intends to convene a donors’ meeting either in New York or elsewhere in Europe.

On Thursday, the UN Secretary-General said he wants to hold this meeting to raise funds for Pakistan’s flood victims.

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PM Shehbaz made this revelation while speaking to the media at a Pakistan-sponsored exhibition of photos from the flood-affected areas at the UN headquarters in New York.

Although the scheduled donors’ conference’s date had not yet been decided, the prime minister promised that “it will be held soon.”

PM Shehbaz promised to represent the voices of the flood victims to the rest of the world during his address at the 77th session of the UN General Assembly on September 23.

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The Prime Minister is expected to draw attention to the enormous destruction brought on by fatal floods brought on by climate change and will make a request for international assistance to deal with the calamity.

Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar while talking to journalists said that the prime minister briefly interacted with US President Joe Biden at a reception on Wednesday night.

The conversation, in her words, was “constructive and forward-looking.”

She also stated that “It is starting at a solid footing and we don’t want to rush it.”
The Chairman of the US Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, Bob Menendez, has said that Pakistan is going through the most difficult time in its history.

He further added that about 3,000 deaths are expected from the floods, while 40 million Pakistanis have been forced to relocate.



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