International powers should play role to improve regional peace: PM Imran

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ISLAMABAD (News10) – Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Tuesday has said that super powers need to play their role for enhancing peace process among the states in the region.

While addressing the 20th Shanghai Cooperation Organization Council of Heads of State (SCO-CHS), the premier said that coronavirus pandemic has affected over five crore people across the globe while it has also destroyed world economy.

We need to adopt joint strategy to deal with this deadly disease, he suggested. The Prime Minister said Pakistan supports Chinese efforts to contain the pandemic in providing protection equipment to the deserving nations.

PM Imran also urged the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and G-20 countries to help underdeveloped countries in fight against COVID-19. United Nations (UN) has to take practical steps to resolve the global issues, he added.

The Prime Minister said we stress on the implementation of United Nations resolutions in maintaining peace around the world. In this regard world nations should condemn the Indian unilateral actions in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir that can disrupt the regional as well as global peace.

The Prime Minister said there is no military solution to Afghan problem and in this regard we have positively contributed in Afghan peace deal. He said reduction in violence is essential in maintaining peace in Afghanistan. He said return of Afghan Refugees with dignity should be an essential part of Afghanistan peace negotiations.

He further said that no one should be allowed to hurt sentiments of people by disrespecting their religions in the name of freedom of expression. The world needs interfaith harmony at this time, he went on to say.

While raising the issue of climate change, the PM said that Pakistan is playing its role to overcome environmental pollution.

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