PM calls for bigger Covid-19 bailout package.


ISLAMABAD -- Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday called for a bigger financial bailout package by rich economies for developing countries to mitigate the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

In a telephonic conversation with Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Ali, Mr Khan said: 'Global recession is imminent, ... developing countries would need a combination of additional measures to meet urgent financial requirements, sustain growth, strengthen fragile health systems as well as to save lives and provide social protection to those below the poverty line.'

The prime minister's telephone call was part of his diplomatic outreach for convening a group of interested countries at the United Nations to commence consultations for proposing a comprehensive solution to the debt challenges of developing countries against the backdrop of Covid-19.

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