For Imran Khan, Pak’s economy takes precedence over UN

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi will head the Pakistani delegation at the 73rd UN General Assembly session. This comes in the wake of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s decision to skip the session as he wants to focus on the country’s internal economy.

According to a report by Geo TV, Qureshi on Tuesday said, “No, the prime minister is not going. I will lead Pakistani delegation.”

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“The prime minister of Pakistan thinks that the present situation in the country needs attention.”

Further, Qureshi said that Imran Khan wants to focus on his new government and the currency crisis which threatens to derail the fast-growing economy.

In the last fiscal year, Pakistan’s economy expanded at 5.8 percent, however, the rupee currency has been devalued four times since December. Interest rates have been raised three times.

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