We can’t be held hostage to superpower games: FM Bilawal

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Foreign Minister of Pakistan Bilawal Bhutto has said the country could not be “held hostage” to games of superpowers.

The foreign minister made these comments in an interview to Al Jazeera aired on October 1 wherein he discussed the rehabilitation strategy for Pakistan after the recent floods.

Bilawal said 33 million people are affected by floods along with food insecurity in the context of climate change, COVID, and the Ukraine-Russia war.

He said that the world must work towards adaptation and take opportunity out of the crisis.

While answering a question on dynastic politics that he is part of, Bilawal said, “I didn’t want to be in this position, I would’ve much preferred if my mother had lived and continued to do what she was doing…”

He further said that the whole narrative of US conspiracy is outrageous and Imran Khan was the first prime minister in the history of Pakistan to be removed democratically with a vote of no confidence.

He stated that bigger countries need to get used to the fact that developing countries could not be held hostage to their great games.

Bilawal said that it is not the time for conflicts and an increase in tension around the world. He added that this was the time for everyone to come together and the path of peace is by diplomacy and dialogue.

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