Pakistan calls for new UN plan of action to combat Islamophobia

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Pakistan calls for new UN plan of action to combat Islamophobia

ISLAMABAD - Pakistan has called for new United Nations Strategy and Plan of Action to combat Islamophobia and hate speech.

Pakistan's permanent representative to the UN said this at a special meeting in New York.

She said an inevitable consequence is to fan the flames of bigotry, intolerance, anti-Muslim hatred and xenophobia.

Maleeha Lodhi said Prime Minister, Imran Khan, has recently called for urgent action to counter Islamophobia , which is today the most prevalent expression of racism and hatred against ‘the other’.

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on the occasion said the UN Strategy and Plan of Action provides a system-wide programme with the overriding objective of identifying, preventing and confronting hate speech.

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