Pakistan summons French envoy over recent resurgence of Islamophobic campaign


Islamabad, (Parliament Times) : The Ambassador of France to Pakistan was called to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday to convey the deep concerns over the recent systematic resurgence of blasphemous acts of republication of caricatures of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (P.B.U.H) and desecration of the Holy Quran by certain irresponsible elements.

A press release issued by the MOFA said, “It was underscored that such illegal and Islamophobic acts hurt the sentiments of Muslims across the world, including those in Pakistan”. Pakistan made it clear that such actions could not be justified in the name of freedom of expression. “It was further conveyed that Pakistan strongly condemned equating Islam with terrorism, for narrow electoral and political gains”, the statement said adding that such provocative statements and actions were fanning inter-religious hatred, hostility and confrontation thereby imperiling efforts of peace and harmony.