June 13, 2021
General News

Firm action taken against radical groups in Pakistan, FM tells EU

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Wednesday expressed disappointment at the adoption of a resolution by the European Parliament on blasphemy laws in Pakistan, and

“Discourse on the issue reflects a lack of understanding of blasphemy laws and associated religious sensitivities in Pakistan and in the wider Muslim world,” the foreign minister said in his virtual address to the European Parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee. He said that the world is witnessing a rise in Islamophobia thus there is a need to show ‘common resolve’ to fight intolerance and incitement to violence on the basis of religion or belief. He stressed the need to appreciate religious sentiments related to Holy Prophet (Peace Be Upon Him) and religious symbols, adding that while Pakistan values freedom of expression, it should not be used to hurt religious feelings. “Wilful provocations and…

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