Guterres appeals the world to help cash-strapped Pakistan
   Date :11-Sep-2022

PM Shahbaz Sharif
 
 
ISLAMABAD :
 
UN CHIEF Antonio Guterres on Saturday exhorted the international community to step up efforts to help flood-ravaged Pakistan rebuild resilient communities and infrastructure to resist future disasters, while conceding “what the UN is doing in Pakistan is a drop in the ocean of what is needed.” Secretary General Guterres made these remarks in Sukkur in Pak’s Sindh province, where he was visiting flood-hit areas.
 
Taking an aerial view of the flood-affected regions along with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, the UN chief termed the flood devastation ‘unimaginable’. Countries vulnerable to climate change, including Pakistan, must be supported to rebuild resilient communities and infrastructure to resist future disasters, Guterres said, as he rounded-off the two-day solidarity trip to the country. He said that there needs to be a serious discussion on loss and damages as “what the UN is doing in Pakistan is a drop in the ocean of what is needed.” “We are perfectly aware of our limited capacity and our resources. But you can absolutely be sure about one thing: we are in total solidarity with the Pakistani people,” Geo TV quoted him as saying.