PM discusses financial situation with cabinet

Dr Firdous said the cabinet underlined the need for engaging youth and overseas Pakistanis in the government efforts to effectively combat the COVID-19.

Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a meeting of federal cabinet here on Wednesday. The meeting discussed agenda items and other important issues relating to the Covid-19 pandemic and the current financial situation.

During the briefing, Dr. Firdous said Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi apprised the PM that his (Imran Khan’s) statement regarding the lifting of international sanctions from Iran was not only being appreciated by the Iranians but also the International Court of Justice endorsed this suggestion in a decision.

“The leading role played by Imran Khan, in shaking the world conscience and raising voice in Iran’s support after the coronavirus outbreak there, is being admired at every level.”

She said the debt relief program proposed by the PM and his efforts to take up the idea at international fora including the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation and Group of 77, was also getting acknowledgment globally.

She said the cabinet underlined the need for engaging youth and overseas Pakistanis in the government efforts to effectively combat the COVID-19.

She further said a Volunteers Task Force would be formed to guide the youth in assisting destitute and elderly to fight the coronavirus pandemic. “

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