ISLAMABAD, (MANEND NEWS): Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah
Mahmood Qureshi has emphasized the need for greater cooperation
amongst the members of OIC to combat Islamophobia.
In a telephonic conversation with his Indonesian counterpart Retno
Marsudi, the Foreign Minister said the OIC should work together for
making the international community understand the deep-rooted love
and devotion of all Muslims for the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad
Sallallaho Alaihe Wa Sallam Khatim un Nabiyeen and the Holy Quran.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that disrespect towards revered Islamic
personalities hurts the sensibilities of more than 1.5 billion Muslims
around the world. He noted that such actions are not covered under
legitimate expressions of the right to freedom of opinion, which carries
certain responsibilities under international human rights law.
The Foreign Minister highlighted that Muslims unequivocally condemn
all acts of violence or incitement to violence on the basis of religion or
belief, and these notions must be respected by all.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said Pakistan’s efforts are aimed at creating
awareness and building greater understanding for the promotion of
inter-faith harmony and mutual respect underscored that a global
dialogue amongst civilizations, under the ambit of the United Nations,
is required to promote inter-faith harmony, tolerance and peaceful co-