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Reeling From Floods, Pakistan Seeks Climate Compensation, Debt Relief


Speaking on November 7 at the COP27 climate conference alongside UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres (left), Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif (right) said Pakistan's escalating public debt was hampering its recovery. (file photo)

Pakistan's prime minister said his country would need debt relief and would seek compensation for climate damage as it recovers from catastrophic floods that cost the country some $30 billion. Speaking on November 7 at the COP27 climate conference alongside UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said Pakistan's escalating public debt was hampering its recovery. "Millions of people are going into winter without shelter or livelihood," Sharif said. "Women and children are still looking to us to protect their basics needs." To read the original story from Reuters, click here.

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