PMLN senator Pir Sabir Shah struggles to read written English at the UN
PML-N senator Pir Sabir Shah represented Pakistan at the International Migration Review Forum organized by the United Nations where he contributed only in embarrassment to his country.
Senator Pir Sabir Shah’s speech was laborious and halting. The PMLN senator took several breathers, cleared his throat throughout his speech, repeated words, and omitted several paragraphs from his speech. Despite taking twice as long, Pir Sabir Shah was unable to finish his speech on time.
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The session’s moderator chastised the PML-N senator for wasting too much time and making irrelevant remarks; he was told that other delegates also had to deliver remarks, so he should finish his talk on time.
Pakistan’s Delegation At The International Migration Review Forum
Five Pakistani senators, including Mushtaq Khan, Farooq Naik, Quratulain Mari, and Brahmand Tangi are in New York for the International Migration Forum.
The President of the United Nations General Assembly is hosting the quadrennial International Migration Review Forum. It consists of four interactive multi-stakeholder round tables, a policy dialogue, and a plenary.
It will culminate in a Progress Declaration that has been agreed upon by all governments. On the day immediately following the Forum, the President of the General Assembly will organize an informal interactive multi-stakeholder hearing.
Netizens Hammer Senator Pir Sabir Shah
Senator Shah is facing backlash on social media. Netizens say that if Pir Sabir Shah cannot even read written English, he should have delivered the address in Urdu. This may have saved both the senator and Pakistan from disgrace at the international forum. Others said that Pakistan should have sent a competent legislature to represent it at the UN conference.
Pakistan’s Permanent Mission To The UN Explains
According to Pakistan’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations, the address focused on bolstering efforts to prevent the loss of life by evaluating migration laws to ensure they do not endanger lives along risky migration routes.