Pakistan

Resolution on Combating Islamophobia-National Assembly of Pakistan-26/10/2020

Minister of Foreign Affairs Shah Mahmood Qureshi Presents Joint Resolution on Combating Islamophobia at National Assembly Islamabad

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Resolution on Combating Islamophobia

DATE: 26 October 2020

The National Assembly of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan taking serious note of the recent blasphemous incidents insulting the Holy Prophet through republication of blasphemous caricatures in France and the desecration of the Holy Quran in Norway and Sweden,

Condemns in strongest terms the resurgence of blasphemous and Islamophobic acts by mischievous elements in some parts of the world;

Expresses serious concern at the highly disturbing statements and hate-mongering, specially by leaders like President Macron, justifying unlawful provocation and insult to sentiments of more than a billion Muslims through such hate driven acts, under the garb of freedom of expression;

Recognizing with serious concern that Islamophobia has taken many forms including denigration of the Holy Prophet, desecration of the Holy Quran, negative profiling by security agencies, killing of innocent people by cow vigilantes, attacks on women for wearing hijabs, ban on minarets, negative propaganda and disinformation campaigns by some media groups, manifestos of far-right and neo-fascist parties that call for expulsion of Muslims.;

Condemns unequivocally the practice of blasphemy and of insulting Prophets of Islam, Christianity and Judaism alike;

Condemns strongly all acts of terror or violence in the name of any religion or belief;

Deplores equating of Islam and Muslims with terrorism which goes against the international consensus and spirit of mutual respect and peaceful co-existence;

With the intention of effectively addressing the issue of Islamophobia,

1- Urges the Government to recall its envoy from Paris;

2- Urges the Government to work within the OIC for designating 15th of March as an International Day to Combat Islamophobia and to ask all OIC Members to boycott French goods;

3- Calls on the Secretary General of the OIC to continue to monitor the phenomenon of Islamophobia and take necessary actions for presenting Islamic countries’common position on the matter especially the issue of blasphemous caricatures of the Holy Prophet

and desecration of the Holy Quran;

4. Urges all non-OIC countries to review anti-Muslim discriminatory policies and to refrain from practices that fan intolerance, discrimination, hatred or associate Islam with terror or extremism and ban unlawful provocations;

5. Calls upon all non-OIC countries to provide legal avenues to Muslims residing in their territory for redressal of their genuine grievances.

6. Calls on the UN Secretary General and the UN High Commission for Human Rights, to immediately initiate a global dialogue for inter-faith harmony and the countering of rising islamophobia.

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Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Hussain Qureshi, Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr. Shireen M. Mazari, Minister for Human Rights

Mr. Asad Umer, Minister for Planning Development and Special Initiatives

Mr. Shafqat Mahmood, Minister for Federal Education, Professional Training & National Heritage and Culture Mr. Noor-ul-Haq Qadri, Minister for Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony

Mr. Ghulam Sarwar Khan, Minister for Aviation Division Mr. Murad Saeed, Minister for Communications

Mr. Muhammad Hammad Azhar, Minister for Industries and Production

Syed Amin-ul-Haque, Minister for Information Technology and Telecommunications Sahibzada Muhammad Mehboob Sultan, Minister for States and Frontier Regions

Mr. Zaheer-ud-Din Babar Awan, Adviser for Prime Minister on Parliamentary Affairs Mr. Ali Muhammad Khan, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs

Mr. Muhammad Shabbir Ali Qureshi, Minister of State for Housing and Works Mr. Sheharyar Afridi, Chairman Kashmir Committee

Mr. Khial Zaman, Parliamentary Secretary for Petroleum Division Mian Muhammad Shafiq, Parliamentary Secretary for Communications Mr. Abdul Shakoor Shad, Parliamentary Secretary for Cabinet

Mr. Jamil Ahmed Khan, Parliamentary Secretary for Aviation Division Mr. Saleem Rehman, Parliamentary Secretary for Parliamentary Affairs Mr. Shaukat Ali, Parliamentary Secretary for Interior Malik Anwar Taj, Parliamentary Secretary for Defence

Mr. Zahoor Hussain Qureshi, Parliamentary Secretary for Power

Ms. Kunwal Shauzab, Parliamentary Secretary for Planning Development and Special Initiatives Makhdoom Zain Hussain Qureshi, Parliamentary Secretary for Finance and Revenue Ms. Aliya Hamza Mali, Parliamentary Secretary for Commerce

Mr. Muhammad Ahmeer Sultan, Parliamentary Secretary for National Food and Research

Ms. Ghazala Saifi, Parliamentary Secretary for National History and Literary Heritage Division

Mr. Ahsan Iqbal Chaudhary

Ch. Muhammad Barjees Tahir

Malik Muhammad Amir Doger

Raja Pervaiz Ashraf

Syed Naveed Qamar

Mr. Usama Quadri

Ms. Shahida Akhtar Ali

Syed Abrar Ali Shah

Mr. Noor-ul-Hassan Tanvir

Mr. Muhammad Sana Ullah Khan Masti Khel

Mr. Khalid Hussain Magsi

Shazia Marri

Mr. Faiz Ullah

Mr. Saif Ur Rehman

Moulana Abdul Akbar Chitrali

Mr. Sher Ali Arbab

Mr. Mohsin Dawar

Ms. Shagufta Jumani

Mr. Amir Iqbal

Syed Hussain Tariq

Mr. Riaz-ul-Haq

Mr. Azhar Qayyum Nehra

Mr. Ahmed Raza Maneka

Mr. Atta Ullah

Ms. Nooreen Farooq Khan

Dr. Seemi Bokhari

Dr. Haider Ali Khan

Ch. Muhammad Hamid Hameed

Mr. Muhammad Afzal Khokhar

Mr. Muhammad Junaid Anwar Chaudhary

Mr. Nadeem Abbas

Mr. Mahesh Kumar Malani

Mr. Muhammad Jamal-ud-Din

Mr. Muahammad Khan Daha

Mr. Sikandar Ali Rahoupoto

Mr. Irfan Ali Laghari

Mr. Khalid Ahmed Khan Lund

Ms. Zahra Wadood Fatemi

Ms. Mussarat Asif Khawaja

Dr. Aisha Ghaus Pasha

Dr. Samina Matloob

Ms. Shaza Fatima Khawaja

Ms. Naz Baloch

Ms. Kiran Imran Dar

Syed Javed Husnain

Ms. Munawara Bibi Baloch

Ms. Shahida Rehmani

Mr. Muhammad Alamgir Khan

Mr. Shams-un-Nisa

Mir Ghulam Ali Talpur

Ms. Aliya Kamran

Engr. Sabir Hussain Kaim Khani

Sardar Muhammad Irfan Dogar

Mr. Umar Aslam Khan

Mr. Tahir Sadiq

Haji Imtiaz Ahmed Chaudhry

Syed Faiz-ul-Hassan

Mehar Ghulam Muhammad Lali

Rao Muhammad Ajmal Khan

Rana Tanveer Hussain

Mr. Zahid Akram Durrani

Mr. Muhammad Farooq Azam Malik

Mr. Zulfiqar Ali Khan Dullah

Mr. Ali Khan Jadoon

Mr. Zulfiqar Ali Behan

Mr. Ali Nawaz Awan

Mr. Mukhtar Ahmad Malik

Dr. Darshan

Rana Mubashir Iqbal

Mr. Aamir Talal Gopang

Engr. Usman Khan Tarakai

Mr. Noor Alam Khan

Mr. Arbab Amir Ayub

Malik Karamat Ali Khokhar

Mr. Rahat Aman Ullah Bhatti

Makhdoom Syed Sami-ul-Hassan Gillani

Mr. Riaz Fatyana

Ms. Saira Bano

Mr. Muhammad Abdul Ghafar Watto