PM appreciates global acknowledgement of Islamophobia

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan, while addressing the 48th Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) conference, said that he is pleased to see Islamophobia being acknowledged as a reality and that something needs to be done about it. 

The first day of the 48th OIC kicked off Tuesday at Parliament House, Islamabad, as the Council of Foreign Ministers (CFMs) of the OIC started discussions to tackle problems faced by the Muslim world.

The theme of the 48th session is “Building Partnerships for Unity, Justice and Development”. Over 100 resolutions will be considered during the two-day session.

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PM Imran Khan started his keynote address by welcoming and congratulating all the visiting foreign ministers on the designation of March 15 as the International Day to combat Islamophobia.

“One of the ideas of the OIC is to protect Islamic values,” the premier said.

He said that he believed that Islamic values have never been under threat as they are right now.

The premier said that when he became the prime minister of Pakistan, he asked the police chief for the crime chart.

“I was amazed to see that sex crimes, child abuse and rape are the fastest growing crimes in the country.”

PM Imran Khan went on to say that Pakistan has an increased divorce rate, rising vulgarity, which is because the more a society gets permissive, the more it has a direct impact on family system.

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“But [with] the culture that is coming through social media, we really need to think how we are going to protect our generations,” PM Imran Khan said.

Moreover, speaking about Russia-Ukraine conflict, PM Imran Khan said that it could have great consequences on the rest of the world. He suggested that the OIC should think about how the Muslim world and OIC, along with China, can mediate and put an end to this conflict.

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