Shehbaz Sharif at the top of the SCO

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September 17, 2022, 12:10 p.m.

Last modification: September 17, 2022, 12:13 p.m.

Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif at the SCO summit. ((Twitter) )

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Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif at the SCO summit. ((Twitter) )

Pakistan has been a victim of terror, the country’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said Friday in his speech at the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in Uzbekistan.

Connecting the situation in Afghanistan with his country in the presence of world leaders, he stressed, “It will be a big mistake if we ignore Afghanistan this time. It is my country’s considered opinion that the counter-terrorism operation in Afghanistan should proceed alongside the SCO support apart from humanitarian aid.”

“Pakistan has been a victim of terrorism. I need not go into its history. But suffice it to say that we have made enormous sacrifices to defeat the monster of terrorism. Thousands of Pakistanis have been martyred – brothers, sisters, mothers,” he said.

“Even today, if you see anyone limping on the roads of Pakistan, they might as well have been a victim of terrorism. There can be no greater protest to collectively fight against this menace. We must fight the threat of extremism and wipe off the face of the Earth,” the Pakistani Prime Minister stressed.

Earlier this week, HT reported how the country allegedly all but reneged on the leadership of outlawed terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed in a bid to get off the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) gray list.

Greylisting means that a country has been placed by the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), the global terrorist finance watchdog, under heightened scrutiny to check its progress on anti-money laundering and anti-money laundering measures. financing of terrorism. Speaking on one of the country’s worst floods in years, Shehbaz Sharif said on Friday – at the summit – that millions of homes were damaged while 1,400 people – including 400 children – were killed in the deluge . “I’ve been in public life for 40 years, but I haven’t seen this kind of devastation,” the country’s prime minister told world leaders.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi had recently expressed concern over flooding in the neighboring country.

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