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Collective efforts needed to end Islamophobia: PM Imran

Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan on Tuesday has recalled his two letters addressed to the leaders of the Islamic world last year and briefed the envoys on Pakistan’s efforts at the international level to create awareness about Islamophobia and commitment to dialogue with International community to promote mutual respect, peace and coexistence.

Talking to the Islamabad-based Ambassadors of the countries belonging to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in Islamabad, the premier has called for addressing the underlying reasons for the rise in Islamophobia incidents, which cause religious divide worldwide and emphasize that Pakistan initiatives are aimed at promoting interfaith harmony.

He also urged the OIC to work together to make the international community understand the deep-rooted love and reverence of all Muslims for the Holy Prophet Sallallaho Alaihe Wa Sallam Khatamu-un-Nabiyeen and the Holy Quran.

The prime minister underlined the need for instituting legal safeguards to protect the sensitivities of all religious groups and OIC’s collective efforts to project the true image of Islam, and its message of peace and tolerance.

He also emphasized that the vilification of Islamic precepts and religious personalities, wrongly justified under the garb of the right to freedom of expression, hurts the sentiments of 1.5 billion Muslims around the world.

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