Shah Mehmood Qureshi, the Foreign Minister, recently requested the fellow commonwealth countries to support each other by following common legal and administration systems.
While he was addressing virtually to the commonwealth foreign affairs ministers meeting today, he called for launching dialogue for deeper and more sustained debt relief for stronger and more sustained economic recovery.
Talking about the negative impact of climate change, the foreign minister urged developed countries to fulfill their pledge to mobilize $100 billion annually for climate action.
He also added that despite Pakistan’s limited contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions, it is among the most climate-vulnerable countries.
He told the participants that Pakistan has joined the Commonwealth Blue Charter Action Group on “Mangrove Ecosystems and Livelihoods”. The government has also launched an “Eco-System Restoration Initiative” at the national level aiming at planting 10 billion trees throughout the country in the next three years.
Sources informed that the foreign minister also added that the first Electric Vehicle (EV) policy aims at replacing 30% of the road vehicles with electric vehicles by 2030.
In regards to the recent pandemic, he stressed on lending PM Imran Khan and other world leaders for a “people’s vaccine” for the treatment of coronavirus. According to him, there should be a regime in which all treatments and diagnoses are made patent-free, produced in mass, and made available to all countries to people free of cost.
“Core principles of rule of law, fundamental freedoms and multilateralism are in danger,” Shah Mehmood Qureshi said during his virtual meeting.