Prime Minister Imran Khan to Address the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) Virtually Today, on Friday

Prime Minister Imran Khan is going to virtually address the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly(UNGA) on Friday, September 25, reported Radio Pakistan.

As per the reports, his speech will start at 9:45 pm according to Pacific Standard Time tonight.

Foreign Office (FO) Spokesperson, Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri, in his weekly briefing in Islamabad yesterday, said that Prime Minister’s address, along with regional and international matters, will include a talk on Jammu and Kashmir issue.

In addition to this, the address will also cover how successfully Pakistan is handling the entire Coronavirus situation, Islamophobia, and his debt relief initiative for the countries still in the developing phase, said the Radio Pakistan report.

The ongoing session, that is the 75th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA), is unique in the way that it is being held online, with all the meetings being conducted and all the countries’ leader presenting their thoughts and concerns virtually.

Video statements will be recorded and then sent by the world leaders, which would then be presented by the representative diplomat of the country, and then played as live in the UNGA hall.

At the 74th session of the UNGA, Prime Minister Imran Khan had raised the issue about the suffering of innocent Kashmiri people and the derogatory act by the Indian government to annex the disputed territory in his address which went on for a total of 45 minutes.

The very first action, he had said, that the Indian government ought to take was to life the curfew in the area of the Indian Illegally Occupied Kashmir and then to set free all the detained prisoners. He had then stressed that the world should give the people of Kashmir the right to self- determination.

On the other hand, the premier, a day earlier, had presented before the international community a nine-point strategy regarding the end of the flight of “corruption dollars” from under developing or poor countries to the rich ones which, he said, has been bleeding the developing economies.

He presented his remarks before a top panel on Financial Accountability, Transparency, and Integrity (FACTI) which, on Thursday, met in New York during the pastimes of UNGA.

The Prime Minister pressed on rich nations to come up with immediate actions that can be taken to help return the assets that have been stolen from the poor nations for centuries.

While notifying that each year billions of dollars flew out of the country illicitly, the premier said that his government came into power with a robust support from the public to put an end to this tradition of corruption.