Islamabad: United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres has left after concluding his two-day visit to Pakistan.
He paid the visit on 9th and 10th of this month to show solidarity with the people of Pakistan who are braving a colossal climate-induced natural disaster caused by unprecedented rains and floods across the country.
During his visit he called for substantial and sustained support and solidarity from the international community to overcome the enormous challenges posed by the unprecedented climate induced floods in Pakistan.
I have never seen climate carnage on the scale of the floods here in Pakistan.— António Guterres (@antonioguterres) September 10, 2022
As our planet continues to warm, all countries will increasingly suffer losses and damage from climate beyond their capacity to adapt.
This is a global crisis. It demands a global response. pic.twitter.com/5nqcJIMoIA
Besides high-level meetings, briefings, interactions with displaced people, UN country representatives, civil society and media, he also visited flood affected areas of Sindh and Balochistan, where he was given an overview of the rescue and relief efforts of the Government of Pakistan and national and international partners. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif accompanied him during his visit to flood-
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has thanked UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres for his unprecedented support to the flood victims.
In a tweet on Sunday, he said UNSG’s two-day visit has been critical in raising awareness about the human tragedy. He said Pakistan needs global support to overcome this challenge.
During his visit to the flood-affected areas & camps under scorching heat, UN Secrtary General was overwhelmed by the scale of devastation that has engulfed Pakisan. His voice has become the voice of flood victims. The world should pay heed to what he said about climate change. pic.twitter.com/I2Ag2ttm32— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) September 11, 2022
The Prime Minister said during his visit to the flood-affected areas and camps under scorching heat, the UN Secretary General was overwhelmed by the scale of devastation that has engulfed Pakistan.
Shehbaz Sharif said UNSG’s voice has become the voice of flood victims. The world should pay heed to what he said about climate change.
In the end, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah bade farewell to UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres.
#Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah bade farewell to #UN Secretary General @antonioguterres. As a token of appreciation, he presented an #ajrak, Sindhi topi & a shield to Mr. Guterres. On behalf of people of Sindh, Mr. Shah thanked him for his solidarity visit. pic.twitter.com/ANz0iwxhfL— Sindh Chief Minister House (@SindhCMHouse) September 10, 2022
As a token of appreciation, the CM Sindh presented an ajrak, Sindhi topi and a shield to Mr. Guterres. On behalf of people of Sindh.
Syed Murad Ali Shah thanked the UN Secretary General for his solidarity visit to Pakistan.