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Islamophobia is sadly spreading throughout Europe: FM Qureshi | Pakistan

There was an ease in tensions between India and Pakistan, says overseas minister. Picture: Geo Information screengrab

MULTAN: International Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Saturday condemned the lethal New Zealand mosque assaults and stated Islamophobia is sadly spreading throughout Europe.

Addressing the media in Multan, the overseas minister spokes in regards to the mosque assaults during which at the very least 49 folks had been killed a day earlier and stated, “Round 9 Pakistani residents are nonetheless lacking. We’ve got been looking for these folks since yesterday however their cell phones are switched off. We’ll contact their households and supply all potential help.” 

“Round 300 Pakistanis reside in Christchurch. A listing of these injured within the assaults has been launched and one Pakistani is amongst them,” he added.

The overseas minister continued, “Sadly, Islamophobia appears to be spreading throughout Europe. Have by no means earlier than heard of such an incident in New Zealand. This incident has been termed terrorism and after investigations the suspect’s mission can be made clear.”

‘Pakistan, India tensions have eased’

Relating to relations between Pakistan and India, the overseas minister stated, “There was an ease in tensions. We had tried to de-escalate the state of affairs from day one and the choice to launch the Indian pilot had a optimistic impact on smart folks throughout the border.”

“We’ve got no expectations from Narendra Modi until Could 19 which is when the Indian election course of will conclude. We don’t anticipate the Modi authorities to take any steps and we must defend our personal borders,” Qureshi continued. 

The overseas minister additional stated that the subsequent Kartarpur assembly between delegations of the 2 international locations will happen on April 2. 

On occupied Kashmir, Qureshi stated, “The OIC handed a transparent and stable decision on Kashmir and for the primary time it talked about India’s state terrorism. India has at all times tried to press the Kashmir concern and tries to label the liberty wrestle seem as terrorism/. Our stance is that the wrestle in occupied Kashmir is for self-determination.”

Responding to a query, the overseas minister stated, “Hopefully we reach getting Dr Aafia Siddiqui launched. We’ve got tried rather a lot to get her launched and at any time when now we have spoken to the US they are saying that their legislation is available in the way in which.”


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