Khar for Global Action Plan to counter Islamophobia at UNAOC's 9th Global Forum.

ISLAMABAD -- Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Hina Rabbani Khar on Wednesday stressed the importance of continued and robust inter-religious, inter-civilizational and inter-faith dialogue as a 'catalyst to promote peaceful co-existence, mutual understanding, and harmony'.

She was addressing the 9th Global Forum of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC), being hosted by Morocco's city of Fez from November 22-23.

The Minister of State articulated Pakistan's perspective and concerns about the growing problem of religious intolerance, discrimination, Islamophobia and violence worldwide.

She particularly drew attention towards the state-driven discrimination, hostility and phobia directed against Muslims and Islam, and the ensuing climate of impunity for such heinous acts.

She urged that given its pervasive and widely documented impacts, it was time for the international community and the United Nations...

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