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FM Qureshi calls for global steps viz Islamophobia

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ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has called for global measures including interfaith harmony to overcome the challenge of Islamophobia.
The foreign minister was talking to his German counterpart Heiko Maas over the telephone on Monday.
Shah Mahmood Qureshi said that Muslims around the world, including Pakistan, are deeply concerned about the growing trend of Islamophobia.
Talking about Afghan peace process, he said that Pakistan continues its sincere efforts in this regard. He said Afghan leadership has a unique opportunity in the form of intra-Afghan talks and the success of these talks is essential for lasting peace and stability in Afghanistan.
Qureshi said Pakistan has always supported Afghan-led, comprehensive dialogue acceptable to Afghans. He said we also need to keep an eye on the elements who want to destabilize the region.
The foreign minister also apprised his German counterpart of the continuing and serious human rights violations by India in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. He said in defiance of International Law, India wants to change the demography of IIOJ&K. He urged the International community to play its role to liberate unarmed Kashmiris from Indian oppression.
Qureshi also extended condolences to his German counterpart over the loss of lives in Germany due to the Corona pandemic. He appreciated the German strategy in containing the spread of the coronavirus. He called for global efforts to tackle the challenge of the corona pandemic.
The two foreign ministers agreed to continue consultations on the promotion of bilateral trade, economic cooperation and ongoing efforts for peace in the region. – TLTP