“I stand here today to tell the story of my country Pakistan…”
Prime Minister of Pakistan Shehbaz Sharif addressed the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in New York on September 23rd, 2022. While addressing the global powers at the UNGA session Prime Minister Sharif laid strong arguments on multiple issues of importance to Pakistan and the world. At the outset of his speech, he highlighted the plight of 33 million people Pakistanis who have suffered irrevocably due to the devastation caused by floods. In his 24 minutes he presented Pakistan’s perspective on the global and regional crisis; threats of climate change; global conflicts; solution to the long-standing Kashmir and Palestine conflict; sustainability in peace in South Asia; Pakistan’s contribution to counter-terrorism; Islamophobia; and peaceful resolution to conflicts around the globe.
PM Sharif, in detail, touched upon the real threat of climate change and the lack of seriousness at the regional and global levels to mitigate its effects. He stressed on the alarming anti-Muslim trends in India and the indifference of Indian authorities to control the rise of Islamophobia while chanting the Hindutva ideology. In his speech, he also laid down multiple progressive ideas and solutions to crisis management.