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French envoy summoned to lodge strong protest against Islamophobia

French envoy summoned to lodge strong protest against Islamophobia
October 26, 2020 11:06 am

ISLAMABAD (92 News) – The French ambassador to Pakistan has been summoned to Foreign Ministry to lodge strong protest against spread of Islamophobia.

Sources said that it would also be clarified any blasphemous act would not be tolerated. Moreover, a protest letter will also be handed over to the French ambassador.

Expressing his views in 92 News Program 'Subh Saveray Pakistan' on Monday, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that anti-Muslims narrative based on hatred was increasing.

"France itself should ban the blasphemous caricatures," he added.

In a statement, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi urged the UN to take notice and action against the hate-based narrative against Islam.

He said that irresponsible statement of the French president had added fuel to the fire. "Nobody has the right to hurt the sentiments of millions of Muslims under the garb of freedom of expression."

The minister said that the seeds of hate that are being cultivated today will polarize the society and have serious consequences.

Under instructions from the Prime Minister Imran Khan, Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that a comprehensive resolution would be presented at the next meeting of the OIC foreign ministers, proposing to observe 15th March as the international day against Islamophobia.

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