Pleased to see Islamophobia being acknow ledged as a reality, says PM Imran Khan


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister 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 conference kicked off Tuesday at Parliament House, Islamabad, as the Council of the 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. PM Imran Khan started his keynote address by welcoming and congratulating all the visiting foreign ministers and excellenciesthem on the designation of March 15 as the International Day to Combat Islamophobia. “One of the ideas of 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 about the crime chart. “I was amazed to see that the sex crimes, child abuse and rape are the fastest growing crime in this 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 the family system.


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