PK UN Prime Minister Imran Khan's Address at 76th United Nations General Assembly
|PM IMRAN KHAN
i propose that the secretary general convened an sdg summit in 2025 to review and accelerate implementation of sustainable development goals mr president because of the plunder of the developing world by their corrupt ruling elites the gap between the rich and the poor country countries is increasing at an alarming speed through this platform.
i've been drawing the world's attention towards the scourge of illicit financial flows from developing countries the secretary general's level panel of financial accountability transparency and integrity called the fact i panel has calculated that a staggering 7 trillion dollars in stolen assets are parked in financial haven destinations this organized theft and illegal transfer of assets has profound consequences for the developing nations it depletes the already meager resources accentuates the levels of poverty especially when laundered money puts pressure on the currency and leads to its devaluation at the current rate when the facti panel estimates that a trillion dollars every year is taken out of the developing world there will be a mass exodus of economic migrants towards the richer nations what the east india company did to india the crooked ruling elites are doing to the developing world plundering the wealth and transferring it to western capitals and offshore tax havens.
mr president retrieving the stolen assets from the developed countries is impossible for poor nations the rich countries have no incentives or compulsion to return this algorithm wealth and this ill-gotten wealth belongs remember to the masses of the developing world i foresee in the not too distant future a time will come when the rich countries will be forced to build walls to keep out economic migrants from these poor countries i fear a few wealthy islands in the sea of poverty will also turn into a global calamity by climate change the general assembly must take steps meaningfully to address this deeply disturbing and morally repugnant situation naming and shaming the haven destinations and developing a comprehensive legal framework to halt and reverse the illicit financial flows are most critical actions to stop this great economic injustice and at a minimum the recommendations of the secretary general's facti panel should be fully implemented mr president islamophobia is another pernicious phenomena that we all need to collectively combat in the aftermath of the 911 terrorist attacks terrorism has been associated with islam by some quarters this has increased the tendency of right-wing xenophobic and violent nationalists extremists and terrorist groups to target muslims the un global counterterrorism strategy has recognized these emerging threats we hope the secretary general's report will focus on these new threats of terrorism posed by islamophobes and right-wing extremists i call on the secretary-general to convene a global dialogue on countering the rise of islamophobia our parallel efforts at the same time should be to promote interfaith harmony and they should continue mr president the worst and most pervasive form of islamophobia now rules india the hate-filled hindutta ideology propagated by the fascist rss bjp regime has unleashed a reign of fear and violence against india's 200 million muslim strong community mob lynching by car vigilantes frequent pogroms such as the one in new delhi last year discriminatory citizenship laws to purge india of muslims and a campaign to destroy mosques across india and obliterate its muslim heritage and history are all part of this criminal enterprise new delhi has also embarked on what it ominously calls the final solution for jammu and kashmir dispute it has undertaken a series of illegal and unilateral measures in occupied german kashmir since 5th august 2019 it has unleashed a reign of terror by an occupation force of 900 000. it has jailed senior kashmiri leadership imposed a a clam down on media and internet violently suppressed peaceful protest abducted 13 000 young kashmir kashmiris and tortured hundreds of them it has extrajudicially killed hundreds of innocent kashmiris in fake encounters and imposed collective punishments by destroying entire neighborhoods and villages we had unveiled a detailed dossier on gross and systematic violations of human rights by the indian security forces and occupied jammu and kashmir this repression is accompanied by illegal efforts to change the demographic structure of the occupied territory and transform it from a muslim majority into a muslim minority indian actions violate the resolutions of the united nations security council on jammu and kashmir they clearly prescribe the resolutions clearly prescribed that the final disposition of the disparity should be decided by its people through a free and impartial plebiscite held under the u.n auspices india's action and occupied jammu and kashmir also violate international human rights and humanitarian laws including the fourth geneva convention and amount to war crimes and crimes against humanity it is unfortunate very unfortunate that the world's approach to violations of human rights lack even-handedness and even our selective geopolitical considerations or corporate interests commercial interests often compel major powers to overlook the transgressions of their affiliated countries such double standards and the most clearing in case of india where this rss bjp regime is being allowed to get away with human rights abusers with complete immunity the most recent example of indian barbarity was the forcible snatching of the mortal remains of the great kashmiri leader sayed alisha ghilani from his family denying him a proper islamic funeral and burial in accordance with his wishes and the muslim tradition devoid of any legal or moral sanction this action has been against the basic norms of human decency i call on this general assembly to demand that sayyid gelani's mortal remains be allowed to be buried in the cemetery of martyrs with the appropriate islamic rights mr president pakistan desires peace with india as with all its neighbors but sustainable peace in south asia is contingent upon resolution of the jammu and kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant united nations security council resolutions and the wishes of the people last february we reaffirmed the 2003 ceasefire understanding along the line of control the hope was that it would lead to a rethink of the strategy in delhi sadly the bjp government has intensified repression in kashmir and contin continues to vaciate the environment by these barbaric acts the onus remains on india to create a conducive environment for meaningful and result orientated engagement with pakistan and for that it must do number one reverse its unilateral and illegal measures instituted since fifth august 2019.
secondly stop its oppression and human rights violations against the people of kashmir and three halt and reverse the demographic changes in the occupied territory it is also essential to prevent another conflict between pakistan and india india's military buildup development of advanced nuclear weapons and acquisition of destabilizing conventional capabilities can erode mutual deterrence between the two countries and now mr president i want to talk about afghanistan the current situation in afghanistan for some reason pakistan has been blamed for the turn of events by politicians in the united states and some politicians in europe from this platform i want them all to know the country that suffered the most apart from afghanistan was pakistan when we joined the u.s war on terror after 9 11. 80 000 pakistanis died 150 billion dollars were lost to our economy there were three and a half million internally displaced pakistanis and why did this happen in the 80s pakistan was a front-line state in fighting against the occupation of afghanistan pakistan and the united states trained mujahideen groups to fight for the liberation of afghanistan amongst those mujahideen groups various groups from all over the world they were mujahideen these were considered heroes president ronald reagan invited them to white house in 1983.
according to news items he compared them to the founding fathers of the united states they were heroes come 1989 the soviets leave so do the americans abandon afghanistan pakistan was left with five million afghan refugees we were left with sectarian militant groups which never existed before but the worst cut of it was that a year later pakistan was sanctioned by the us we felt used fast forward 911 pakistan is needed again by the u.s because now the u.s led coalition is now invading afghanistan and it could not happen without pakistan providing all the logistical support what happened after that the same mujahideen that we had trained that fighting foreign occupation was a sacred duty a holy war or jihad they turned against us we were called collaborators they declared jihad on us then all along the tribal belt bordering afghanistan the pakistan semi-autonomous tribal belt where no pakistan army had been since our independence they had strong sympathies with with the taliban of one taliban not because of their religious ideology but because of pashtun nationalism which is very strong then there were three million of refugees still in pakistan all pashtuns living in camps five hundred thousand the biggest camp hundred thousand camps they all had affinity and sympathies with the with the afghan taliban so what happened they too turned against pakistan for the first time we had militant taliban in pakistan and they called and they too attacked pakistan government when our army went in to in the in the tribal areas for the first time in our history whenever an army goes into civilian areas there this collateral damage so there was collateral damage which multiplied the militants to seek revenge but not just that the world must know that pakistan in pakistan there were 480 drone attacks conducted by the us 480 drone attacks and we all know that drone attacks are not that precise they cause more collateral damage than the than the militants they are targeting so who did the people who were who were whose relatives were being killed who didn't seek revenge against pakistan between 2004 and 2014 there were 50 different militant groups attacking the state of pakistan at one point people people like us were worried that will we survive this there were bombs going all over pakistan our capital was like a fortress had it not been for one of the most disciplined army in the world and one of the best intelligence agencies in the world i i think pakistan would have gone down so when we hear this at the end there's a lot of worry about use in the us about taking care of the people who helped them the interpreters and everyone who helped the us what about us .
the only reason we suffered so much was because we became an ally of the us of the coalition in the war against afghanistan where there were attacks being conducted from soil into pakistan at least there should have been a word of appreciation but rather than appreciation imagine how we feel when we are blamed for for this the turn of events in afghanistan after 2006 it became apparent to everyone who understood afghanistan and of afghanistan's history that there would be no military solution in afghanistan i went to the u.s i spoke to think tanks i met president at the time senator biden senator john kerry senator harry reid i tried to explain to them that there would not be any military solution and political settlement was the way to go forward no one understood then and unfortunately in trying to force a military solution is where u.s went wrong and if today if and if today the world needs to know why the taliban are back in power all the world has to do is do a deep analysis of why 300 thousand well-equipped afghan army and remember of hwanza one of the bravest nations on earth why did this three hundred thousand of one army give up without a fight the the moment a deep analysis of this is done the world would know why the taliban are back in power and it's not because of pakistan so mr president right now the whole world community should think what is the way ahead there are two parts we can take if we neglect afghanistan right now according to the u.n half half the people of afghanistan are already vulnerable and by next year almost 90 percent of people in afghanistan will go below the poverty line there's a huge humanitarian crisis looming ahead and this will have serious repercussions not just for the neighbors of afghanistan but it will have repercussions everywhere if a destabilized a chaotic afghanistan again becomes a safe haven for international terrorist the reason why the u.s came to do afghanistan in the first place so therefore there is only one way to go we must strengthen this current government stabilize it for the sake of the people of afghanistan what has the taliban promised they will respect human rights they will have an inclusive government they will not allow the soil to be used by terrorists and they have given amnesty now if the world community incentivizes them encourages them to walk this talk it will be a win-win situation for everyone because these are the four things that in doha when the us was talking to taliban these were the conditions they were the dialogue was all about so if the world can incentivize them to go this direction then after all this 20-year of of presence of coalition presidents in afghanistan would not be wasted because of ghana soil would not be used for international terrorism so i end my talk mr president by urging everyone that this is a critical time for afghanistan you cannot waste time help is needed there humanitarian assistance has to be given there immediately and the secretary general of the united nation has taken bold steps i urge you to mobilize the is foreign .
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