PM praised for ‘putting humanity before politics’

M will virtually address UNGA's session on Friday

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ISLAMABAD, American broadcaster Glenn Beck has said that no other global leader but Prime Minister Imran Khan took an initiative to leverage his position in saving the innocent in Afghanistan and “putting humanity before politics”.

“His leadership of placing humanity before politics is a great example of inter-faith cooperation, bridged by the shared value of human compassion,” Beck said in a series of tweets and a letter, sharing details of the support extended by PM Imran Khan in evacuation of the American and local people from Afghanistan.

Beck mentioned that in hours of desperate need, numerous leaders in political and civil society reached out around the world for help, however the “silence was shocking”. Some calls and requests received a simple yes or no, some went unanswered, he added.

“But we received an immediate response to our requests from Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan, who then acted on his willingness to assist,” he said, expressing a sense of gratitude.

“PM Khan quickly asked his people to intervene on our behalf and was able to make the difference between life and death for those onboard the first three aircraft to leave Mazar-i-Sharif in Afghanistan with nearly a thousand civilians on board,” he said. “Many of them are Americans.”

Prime Minister Imran Khan in his policy address to 76th session of UN General Assembly (UNGA) through video statement, will outline Pakistan’s perspective on key global and regional issues.

The UN General Assembly session is beginning in New York from Tuesday.

Foreign Office Spokesperson Asim Iftikhar in a statement said Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi will be visiting New York from Tuesday.

During the visit, he will participate in various high-level meetings and side events, and deliver a Talk at the Council on Foreign Relations.

The Foreign Minister will hold bilateral meetings with his counterparts and the UN leadership.

He will also interact with a cross-section of international media and meet the dynamic Pakistani-American community.

The Foreign Office Spokesperson said the Prime Minister’s policy address and the Foreign Minister’s visit to New York will serve to enhance Pakistan’s diplomatic outreach and engagement with its international partners and key institutions.

He said Pakistan has always played an active and constructive role in the United Nations framework and supported the Organization in effective discharge of its mandates for addressing various regional and global issues as well as contemporary challenges.

In a series of tweets, he said they had reached out to several world leaders for help. The silence was shocking as was the outpouring help on a humanitarian basis.

Further, American Radio Host and Television Producer Glenn Beck has applauded Prime Minister Imran Khan’s efforts for safe evacuation of people from Afghanistan. The Journalist said that it was Prime Minister Imran Khan who immediately responded to our requests and acted on his willingness to assist.

Glenn Beck said that Prime Minister Imran Khan took the lead to save innocent lives irrespective of politics, race, religion or culture. He said no other global leader took such an initiative to leverage his position to save the innocent putting humanity before politics. Glen Meanwhile in a series of his Twitter messages he added:

Tomorrow on the radio I will share the letters exchanged between me and the prime minister of Pakistan.   In the hour of desperate need, I reached out in the hopes that some sort of leadership could be found to help us do the impossible.

We reached out and asked numerous leaders in political and civil society around the world for help. The silence was shocking as was the outpouring of help on a humanitarian basis.   Some calls and requests received a simple yes or no, some went unanswered but

we received an immediate response to our requests from Prime Minister Imran Khan of Pakistan who then acted on his willingness to assist. Collectively, we transcended religious differences, political divides, national boundaries, and local dynamics – it was about a humanitarian effort aimed at saving innocent victims facing certain death if left behind in a war-ravaged country where misunderstanding and suspicion take priority at present. He took the lead to save innocent lives irrespective of politics, race, religion, or culture.

No other global leader that we have seen, took such an initiative to leverage his/her position to save the innocent putting humanity before politics and showing how much the great faiths have in common on the bridge of compassion.  Don’t

He (PM Khan) has been gracious with his time and never once questioned our motives. We have spoken about our different faiths and how when truly executed in their highest form, innocent life must be protected and saved.

PM Khan quickly asked his people to intervene on our behalf and was able to make the difference between life and death for those on board the first three aircraft to leave Mazar e Sharif in Afghanistan with nearly a thousand civilians on board.  MANY of them are Americans. Because of his tireless leadership and support from the military and civilian resource of Pakistan, three planes were released by the Taliban, who have been businesslike in their responses to adhere to their agreement to let civilian allies of the NATO forces leave the country

You will be reading a lot over the next few days of people that have left Afghanistan in the last 24 hours.  Some of the stories will have a global tale to tell, some will be welcomed home by family and friends, some will land in a country where they have no friends.

Each of their lives is worth the time, energy, money, passion, and love spent by so many people, organizations, and the PM of Pakistan.  Other media outlets may have their own agenda for criticizing him over the last few days, don’t but he should be recognized for the lives he helped save this weekend. I sincerely thank him and pray he continues to help us work to build a bridge with the common interest of protecting innocent, precious lives during this humanitarian effort. The United States should collectively recognize Pakistan’s assistance at this juncture. We will not allow anyone to forget this moment that enabled America and its allies to make good on their promises to those that helped them without pause or reflection. Glenn Lee Beck is an American political commentator, radio host, and television producer. He is the CEO, founder, and owner of Mercury Radio Arts, the parent company of his television and radio network TheBlaze. He hosts the Glenn Beck Radio Program, a popular talk-radio show nationally syndicated on Premiere Radio Networks. Beck also hosts the Glenn Beck television program, which ran from January 2006 to October 2008 on HLN, from January 2009 to June 2011 on Fox News and currently airs on TheBlaze. Beck has authored six New York Times–bestselling books. Beck said the US should collectively recognize Pakistan’s assistance in this regard.

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