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Imran Khan surrenders to Cotonavirus, requests World for financial help, waive off outstanding loans

The whole world is in a state of shock after the novel coronavirus pandemic impacted lakhs of people’s lives. By far, more than 9,000 people have passed away linked to coronavirus and over 2.2 lakh people have been infected with the deadly virus. Thankfully, 85,749 people have recovered from the deadly outbreak.

Meanwhile, the Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan urged the United Nation to waive off all outstanding debt in his country due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Imran Khan believes that Pakistan does not have enough resources to combat the COVID-19 outbreak.

Everyone is well aware of the fact that Pakistan is already facing one of the worst economic crises in its history. On top of that, the confirmed positive cases of coronavirus in Pakistan have surpassed 400, while 4 people have died in the country from the infection. It has created an atmosphere of fear in the country. Now Pakistan is seeking help from the World Bank to fight coronavirus disease.

The COVID-19 outbreak has pushed people into distress in Pakistan as it has affected more than 400 people so far. Quarantine camps have been installed on the Pakistan-Iran border where infected people are being kept with no medical facilities. 

There is no real housing and no bathrooms, towels or blankets. Even, there are not sufficient doctors at the camp to look after the patients. Infected people are worried about their lives as they are not getting proper treatment to recover from the deadly disease.

(Credits: theguardian.com)

In an interview with The Associated Press, PM Imran Khan said: “My worry is poverty and hunger.”

“The world community has to think of some sort of a debt write-off for countries like us, which are very vulnerable, at least that will help us in coping with (the coronavirus)”, Imran said.

He further said, “If it spreads, we will all have problems with our health facilities. We just don’t have that capability. We just don’t have the resources.” 

He also requested the UN Security Council to lift all sanctions against Iran in this hour of crisis. But it remains to be seen whether the UN will lift all sanctions against Iran.

Recently, Imran Khan was absent from the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) video conference meeting held by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The COVID-19 disease has sabotaged the international calendar of sporting events across the world. Even as China is finding it tough to bring the widespread infectious disease under control, several countries across the world are reporting cases of coronavirus. People lost their loved ones to the deadly disease which originated in Wuhan, China.

Here’s a video in which PM Imran Khan can be seen seeking a debt waiver for Pakistan.

Written by Dharam Sikarwar

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