Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Friday. He spoke on a range of issues, including the Kashmir conflict with India, Islamophobia, climate change and world peace.
PM Khan said that his country always committed to world peace. He said,
“I want to make one thing clear that when we came to power my first priority was Pakistan would be a country which would try its best to bring peace.“
He further added,
“Seventy thousand [Pakistanis] were killed in a war that we have nothing to do with. So when we came to power we decided that we will dismantle the groups what was left of them.We decided that there would be no militant organizations in Pakistan.”
Speaking of hatred towards Muslims, the Pakistan premier said after the 9/11 attacks in the United States, Islamophobia had grown at a pace.
“There are 1.3 billion Muslims in the world. It is creating a division,” he said. “Muslim women wearing Hijab has become an issue in some countries. It started after the 9/11 [attacks].”
PM Khan said that terrorism had nothing to do with any religion.
“We all know marginalization leads to radicalism,” the prime minister said. “We must address this issue. No religion preaches radicalism.”
While addressing further, Khan said that the Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) had created the state of Medina, which served as the basis of Muslim civilization.
“I hear strange things about Islam that it is against the women and minorities. In Islam, Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) announced that everyone is free to practice his religion.”
Talking about climate change , Imran Khan felt a lack of seriousness in the world leaders while talking about the issue.
“We don’t realize the urgency of the situation. We have so many ideas but ideas without funding are mere hallucinations,” PM Khan said.
“Our country is one of the top 10 countries that are most affected by the climate change. Eighty percent of our water comes from the glaciers. These glaciers are melting at a rapid pace. If nothing is done, I fear the people are going to be facing a worse catastrophe.”
He said he felt that the United Nations must assume leadership in this regard.
After such an impactful address, people all around the world could not stop appreciating Imran Khan. Thus, #ImranKhanVoiceOfKashmir trends on top worldwide and in Pakistan.
Here are some tweets of appreciation.