ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday chaired a meeting to review negative impact of coronavirus on the economy.

The meeting was attended by Adviser to PM on Finance and Revenue Abdul Hafeez Shaikh, Minister for Planning Asad Umar, Minister of State Hammad Azhar, Secretary Foreign Affairs Sohail Mahmood, senior officers of foreign affairs ministry, and others.

Speaking on the occasion, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that coronavirus was a global pandemic that has affected the countries worldwide.

“We also face difficulties in overcoming negative impact of coronavirus on our economic activities,” he said adding that the country has witnessed a major decline in exports due to the infection.

The economic activity within country also remained affected due to the lockdown, he said.

The foreign minister said that the prime minister has called for facilitating weaker global economies in the debt repayment process. “His suggestion was considered at major global forums,” he said.

Originally Posted on Abbtak TV

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