PM Khan has asked the US President Donald Trump on Saturday to lift the sanctions imposed on Iran amid coronavirus outbreak on humanitarian grounds in order to help the nation in fighting against the epidemic COVID-19.
PM Khan took it to Twitter and wrote that the people of Iran are experiencing unuttered suffering as the imposed sanctions are making it hard for Iran to combat the coronavirus.
He further wrote that he wants to make an appeal to the US President on the basis of humanity to lift the sanctions on the neighbouring country until the coronavirus epidemic is over.
While speaking at a media briefing previously, PM Khan had called on the international community to lift the sanctions on Iran so that the country could deal with the crisis situation caused by the virus.
He said that he would emphasize and urge the international community to remove the sanctions on Iran. He added that it is unfair that they are dealing with the outbreak of the COVID-19 on one side, and on the other hand they are experiencing the international sanctions.
It is pertinent to mention that the Iranian President, Hassan Rouhani, also wrote to Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday and asked him and Pakistan to play their respective roles in getting the sanctions lifted from the country.