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Kaira condemns film; urges mutual respect among religions

Islamabad: Minister for Information and Broadcasting
Qamar Zaman Kaira on Thursday c and called for mutual respect among all religions.

“We respect other religions and followers of other religions should respect our religion. We strongly condemn this act of the film makers,” he said in National Assembly commenting on the defaming video posted to online media.

He said in recent past such occurrences surfaced time and again and we and Muslims across the world have condemned these acts.The minister said a strong protest has been lodged by the Foreign Office and resolution adopted by the House also manifest sentiments of the whole nation.He also called upon those countries who claim to be champions of human rights and interfaith harmony, to rethink about their conduct and double standards.

Referring to another point regarding opening up of NATO supply route,
the minister said, nothing was kept secret from the parliament and the people. “We opened NATO supply routes in line with the recommendations of the parliamentary committee and after taking parliament into confidence”.

Kaira said there is no such agreement or MoU which is not brought to this parliament or the cabinet, which is also part of this House.
He said PPP does not have a history to bow down to pressure of global
powers. Our great Leader Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was asked by a super power to cap nuclear program and on refusal was threatened of making him ‘a horrible example’ for others.He said Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto also laid down her life for the country and the nation. She came to Pakistan despite all threats just for the country and the people.
“We are not afraid of threats. We know how to safeguard our country’s interests. If there is any agreement, it will be prior brought to the parliament,” the minister added.

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