Millions of flood-devastated Pakistanis looking for compassion, solidarity: PM

ISLAMABAD (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday said that millions of Pakistanis, affected by unprecedented devastation due to floods, looked for compassion and solidarity to build back better.
“Humanity is at an inflection point in world history. Our actions today will shape the resilient future for our succeeding generations, the prime minister posted on his Twitter handle. In a related tweet, the prime minister said that he was leaving for Geneva today to co-host International Conference on Resilient Pakistan, being held on January 9, along with the UN Secretary-General. He said that he would take the opportunity to present the case of flood victims before the world. “I will also throw light on steps my govt. has taken for relief & rehabilitation,” he further posted.
The prime minister said that in the conference they would place a comprehensive post-disaster framework plan for recovery, rehabilitation and reconstruction with resilience before development partners and friendly countries.
“Bridging funding gap is key to restore critical infrastructure, rebuild lives & livelihoods & revive economy,” he added.

PM leaves for Geneva to co-host ‘Climate Resilient Pakistan’ conference

ISLAMABAD (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday departed to Geneva along with a high-level delegation to co-chair an international conference on ‘Climate Resilient Pakistan’, along with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, being held on January 9.
Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar, Minister of Climate Change Sherry Rehman and Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marryium Aurangzeb accompanied the prime minister, PM Office Media Wing said in a press release.
In the conference, Pakistan will outline the framework vision for rehabilitation and reconstruction and emphasis upon the need for global support and long-term partnership to implement it.
In the inaugural high-level opening segment, the official document would be unveiled over reconstruction and rehabilitation of the flood-affected areas, and feature partner support announcements.
The prime minister and the UN secretary general will also hold a joint press stakeout.
Leaders and high-level representatives from several countries and international financial institutions, foundations and funds are expected to attend the conference, both in person and virtual format.