Bilawal Bhutto proves his mettle

By: News Desk
Published: 02:04 AM, 24 Sep, 2022
Bilawal Bhutto proves his mettle
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Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman and Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has proved his mettle, 24NewsHD TV channel reported on Friday.

In the news conference at the end of the visit to the US where he shed light on the flood situation in Pakistan, he answered the tough questions with patience.

Pakistan is not to blame for climate change, he said, adding that Pakistan is not the cause of the problems it is facing. 

A flash appeal has been to the international community for flood-hit people of the country, he said the country is facing the worst disaster in history in the form of floods.

The PPP chief said Islam guarantees women’s rights. He stressed that Women should get their rights not only in Afghanistan but all over the world.

Pakistan's position on Palestine is clear, the foreign minister said.

Bilawal Bhutto told FRANCE 24 that the floods that ravaged his country had created a catastrophe of apocalyptical proportions.

In addition to more than 1,500 deaths, the disaster has caused dual health and food security crises. He said Pakistan needs some $30 billion in aid and praised international efforts underway to offer help. Neighbouring India, however, has failed to offer assistance, he said and condemned the Delhi government as racist and Islamophobic.

In Afghanistan, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that the Taliban had not fulfilled their promises to the international community and this had precluded recognition of their government. 

He expressed regret that they had not allowed girls to attend secondary school, despite their pledges to do so.

With regards to the protests ignited by the death of young Iranian woman Mahsa Amini after she was detained by the morality police in Iran, Zardari said that he trusted Iran's foreign minister who said he would conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances of her death.