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Foreign Minister calls for global measures to tackle Islamophobia

Islamabad, November 02, 2020 (PPI-OT): Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has called for global measures including interfaith harmony to overcome the challenge of Islamophobia. He was talking to his German counterpart Heiko Maas over a telephone on Monday. Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Muslims around the world, including Pakistan, are deeply concerned about the growing trend of Islamophobia. Talking about Afghan peace process, he said Pakistan continues its sincere efforts in this regard. He said Afghan leadership has a unique opportunity in the form of intra-Afghan talks and the success of these talks is essential for lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistan has always supported Afghan-led, comprehensive dialogue acceptable to Afghans. He said we also need to keep an eye on the elements who want to destabilize the region. The Foreign Minister also apprised his German counterpart of the continuing and serious human rights violations by India in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. He said in defiance of International Law, India wants to change the demography of IIOJ K. He urged the International community to play its role to liberate unarmed Kashmiris from Indian oppression.

Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi also extended condolence to his German counterpart over the loss of lives in Germany due to the Corona pandemic. He appreciated the German strategy in containing the spread of Corona Virus. Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi called for global efforts to tackle the challenge of Corona pandemic. The two Foreign Ministers agreed to continue consultations on the promotion of bilateral trade, economic cooperation and ongoing efforts for peace in the region.

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Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Government of Pakistan
4th Floor, Cabinet Block, Pak. Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9103557
Email: info@moib.gov.pk
Website: http://www.moib.gov.pk

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