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Pakistan not to blame for climate crisis-fuelled flooding, says PM Shehbaz Sharif

By Shah Meer Baloch and Damian Carrington

30 Aug 2022 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

The Guardian reports on the speech of the Pakistani prime minister today, who called out the west for it's fossil fuel consumption which has contributed to such a climate disaster.

Pakistan is not to blame for a climate crisis-fuelled disaster that has flooded much of the country, the prime minister has said, as he made a desperate plea for international help in what he said was the “toughest moment” in the nation’s history.

“We are suffering from it but it is not our fault at all,” Shehbaz Sharif told journalists on Tuesday afternoon at a press conference where his climate change minister referred to the flooding as a “climate catastrophe”.

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