Geneva Conference- Announcement of $10 billion termed Pakistan’s success. International community attitude proves improvement in Pak-US relations. Implementation of commitments will be a challenge.


(January 11, 2023)

Chairman of National Business Group Pakistan, President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum, and All Karachi Industrial Alliance, and former provincial minister Mian Zahid Hussain on Wednesday said announcements and commitments of more than ten billion dollars for Pakistan by the international community in the Geneva Conference arranged by Pakistan and the UN is a success for Pakistan.

The conference proves successful diplomacy and  by the current government, which will not only provide relief to the thirty million flood victims but also end the rumours about Pakistan’s default, he said.

Mian Zahid Hussain said that the success of this conference has also shown that Pakistan’s global isolation has ended and the international community stands with Islamabad.

Talking to the business community, the veteran business leader said that the credit for the reduction of tensions with an important country like America goes to Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, for which they deserve compliments.

Due to the efforts of the Prime Minister, the provinces also participated in this conference, which was a sign of national unity to the participants of the conference and sent a positive message, he added.

The business leader also lauded the dedication, skills, and role of the relevant diplomats and other officials of Pakistan in this regard.

Mian Zahid Hussain said that Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and his team have fulfilled their responsibilities. Economic Affairs Minister Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Planning and Development Minister Ahsan Iqbal, Environmental Minister Sherry Rehman and Information and Broadcasting Minister Maryam Aurangzeb also made great efforts.

The Information Minister highlighted the efforts of various ministries, the Minister of State for External Affairs worked hard, and the Foreign Secretary, ambassadors and other diplomats also worked day and night which yielded positive results.

He said that after this success, the real challenge is to implement these announcements and promises, for which a transparent method of spending will have to be adopted and all the concerned people should also use their capabilities for it so that the international community is not disappointed.