Prime Minister Imran Khan said Wednesday the one who was blamed to be of the “Jewish” lobby got a resolution against Islamophobia passed in the United Nations.
“I, my Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, our ambassador Munir Akram, and our Foreign Office were trying to get a resolution against Islamophobia passed in the United Nations passed from the last three years,” he told a PTI jalsa in Swat.
The prime minister is on a one-day trip to Swat ahead of the second phase of the local body polls in Khyber Pakhtunkwa. After the defeat in the first phase, the PTI has ramped up its campaigns, with PM Imran Khan leading all the rallies in major cities.
The premier explained that after the 9/11 attacks in the United States, the Western nations had termed Islam to be synonymous with terrorism.
“Terrorism has no religion, and despite Islam having no link with terrorism, a perception was created that terrorism is being spread across the world due to terrorism,” the prime minister said.
In a meeting of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) three years back, the prime minister said he had raised the issue of Islamophobia, and after that, he raised it again in the UN.
“Before that, no Pakistani leader had raised the issue at the UN. Earlier, my Pakistanis would come out on the streets and cause property damage. At that time, I told them: Don’t do this, I will this case internationally,” he said.
The prime minister said he has been receiving felicitation from across the Muslim World after the UN passed the resolution to mark March 15 as “International Day to Combat Islamophobia”.
The resolution landmark resolution was introduced by Pakistan, on behalf of the OIC.
“I want to ask you Fazlur Rehman: In the last 30 years, you were part of every government. Did you ever persuade any Western leader to speak against Islamophobia? Did you even speak to them?”
The prime minister lashed out at Fazl for taking out rallies against him and telling his madrassah students that the premier was part of the “Jewish” lobby.