OIC Chief lauds Pakistan’s efforts to combat, counter Islamophobia

Islamabad, July 25, 2023 (PPI-OT): The OIC Secretary General Hissein Brahim Taha has commended Pakistan's efforts to combat and counter Islamophobia and appreciated the leading role played by Pakistan in this regard at the UN. He was talking to Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari over the telephone on Tuesday.

The telephone call was made by Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari against the backdrop of recurring incidents of the desecration of the Holy Quran in Sweden and other European countries. Condemning the despicable acts, the Foreign Minister briefed the OIC Secretary General about the resolution adopted by the Parliament of Pakistan in a joint sitting on 6 of this month and observance of 'Youm-e-Taqaddus Quran' across Pakistan on 7th of this month.

The Foreign Minister appreciated the urgency with which OIC is responding to these reprehensible acts, under the stewardship of the Secretary-General. He commended the OIC for holding an Open-ended Extraordinary Meeting of the OIC Executive Committee on 2 of this month, in Jeddah, and issuance of comprehensive Communiqué after the meeting.

The Foreign Minister also welcomed the OIC decision for holding Emergency Ministerial Meeting on this issue and briefed the Secretary-General about his telephone calls with the Foreign Ministers of Iran, Saudi Arabia, and Turkiye in this regard. The Foreign Minister assured the Secretary-General that Pakistan stands ready to actively participate in all OIC initiatives to arrest the reprehensible tide of Islamophobia.

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