ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif today departed for Geneva to co-host the International Conference on Climate Resilient Pakistan in collaboration with the United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Monday (Jan 9).
The UN Secretary General is holding this high-profile conference on the request of Pakistan to mobilize international community’s support for Pakistan.
A high-level delegation is also accompanying Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.
The international conference will garner international support for the flood-hit people and Pakistan government to rehabilitate the floods-devastated infrastructure and the agricultural sector.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is representing Pakistan in the Resilient Recovery, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Framework (4RF) at the Geneva conference.
The 4RF document envisages a sequential plan developed at the federal and provincial levels. The plan involves the financial mechanism and institutional arrangements for its transparent execution in collaboration with the donors.
After the conference, the UN UN Secretary-General Guterres and PM Shehbaz Sharif will also address a joint press conference to share with media the outcome of the mega event.
Importantly, representatives from the World Bank, IMF, Islamic Development Bank, European Development Bank, ADB and UN Development Programme are also participating in the conference.
PM Shehbaz Sharif and finance minister Ishaq Dar will also meet the IMF officials on the sidelines of the conference to discuss the completion of ninth review and disbursement of 1.1 billion IMF tranche.