UK MP Urges World To Cancel Pakistan Debts Amid Flood Disaster



Following severe floods that have caused devastation throughout Pakistan and pushed inflation to a 47-year high, a member of parliament from the United Kingdom named Claudia Webbe has requested the rest of the world to forgive Pakistan’s foreign debts.

The call from the UK lawmaker came at a time when Pakistan is dealing with the worst climate disaster in recorded history. Officials in Pakistan have stated that more than 33 million people have been affected by the disaster, which is equivalent to one in every seven Pakistanis, and that the cost of reconstruction work will exceed $10 billion.
Since June, heavy rains that have been described as a “monsoon on steroids” by the Secretary-General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, have caused devastating floods that have killed hundreds of people, washed away large sections of vital crops, and damaged or destroyed more than one million homes.
MP Claudia Webbe has joined a number of other prominent personalities from across the globe in expressing their support for Pakistan and claiming that the crisis the nation is now experiencing is the result of the developed world.
She claimed that “Inflation in Pakistan is at an all-time high of 27%!” she said.
Webbe made an impassioned plea to the international community, stating that Pakistan’s foreign debt should be promptly forgiven and that the country should instead be compensated for the climate disaster it had produced.
She brought up the matter before as well, calling the “quiet from Western political figures” as Pakistan suffers the historic calamity “a moral crime.” She said this while bringing attention to the situation in Pakistan.
The legislator said that now is the moment to stand shoulder to shoulder in complete solidarity with Pakistan and called for the establishment of a worldwide climate tax so that the wealthy people of the world may be compelled to pay for the climatic harm that they produce in the globe.
She informed the people of the world that a catastrophe is taking place in Pakistan, a country that is only responsible for one percent of the world’s emissions.
It is totally unfair that they should have to take the brunt of the effects of climate change. The problem with the environment was brought on by the super-rich. The uber-wealthy should be the ones to foot the bill.”

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