Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged the world community to incentivise the Afghan Taliban instead of abandoning them at this critical juncture and encouraged them to shun a selective approach towards human rights violations in various parts of the world.
Addressing the United Nations General Assembly via a video link, the prime minister highlighted various issues facing the world today, including Covid-19 pandemic, climate change, flight of looted money from poor countries to the rich states, and Islamophobia.
The text of his speech was released by the government in Islamabad.
Khan, while referring to a wave of oppression in Jammu and Kashmir, said that Pakistan desired peace with its nuclear-armed neighbour but the onus was on New Delhi to create a conducive environment for a meaningful engagement with Pakistan.
The premier told the 193-member UNGA that Pakistan was being blamed by some politicians in the United States and Europe for the current turn of events in Afghanistan despite the fact the country suffered the most by joining the war against terrorism after Sept.11, 2001 attacks in the US.
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