Pakistan expresses deep concerns over rising trend of Islamophobia.


ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan on Saturday while expressing Pakistan's deep concern over rising trend of Islamophobia, reiterated that terrorism and extremism were global threats which should not be associated with a particular, country, religion or race.

In his address at the 18th Meeting of the Council of the Heads of Government of SCO Member States on November 1-2, 2019 in Tashkent, Additional Secretary and National Coordinator SCO Zahoor Ahmed who led Pakistan's delegation, reiterated Pakistan's strong condemnation of terrorism in all its manifestations including state terrorism, a Foreign Office statement said.

The moot exchanged views on the emerging regional and global economic situation and making joint efforts for economic integration, regional connectivity and peace and security.

In his remarks, the additional secretary conveyed the greetings of Prime Minster Imran Khan and Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi to all leaders participating in the meeting.

He reiterated Pakistan's support for efforts towards strengthening an open, inclusive, transparent, predictable, non-discriminatory, stable and rule-based multilateral trading system based on WTO rules and regulations.

He highlighted the importance of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a flagship project under the transformative Chinese initiative of BRI.

The additional secretary highlighted the importance of SCO as a vital platform to establish a rule-based architecture of decision making with inclusive approach for regional cooperation, peace, security and stability across Eurasia.

He informed the participants...

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