Pakistan summons French envoy over Islamophobic campaign

Pakistan summons French envoy over Islamophobic campaign

Islamabad (UNA-OIC) – The Foreign Ministry of Pakistan summoned the French Ambassador in Islamabad on Monday to convey deep concerns over the recent Islamophobic campaign in France.

The envoy was called in over systematic resurgence of blasphemous acts of republication of caricatures of Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and desecration of the Holy Quran by certain irresponsible elements.

The ambassador was told that such illegal and Islamophobic acts hurt the sentiments of Muslims across the world, including those in Pakistan, Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) reported quoting a Foreign Ministry statement.

Such actions could not be justified in the name of freedom of expression, added the statement, spelling out that Pakistan strongly condemns equating Islam with terrorism, for narrow electoral and political gains.

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