Deputy Speaker hosts reception in honour of diplomats of Islamic countries

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ISLAMABAD, Mar 31 (APP): Deputy Speaker National Assembly
Murtaza Javed Abbasi Friday asked the Muslim Countries to devise a
unified strategy to handle the online blasphemous material against Islam and Holy Prophet (Peace be Upon Him).
He expressed these views while addressing the luncheon hosted
in the honour of Diplomats of Islamic Countries in connection with
Pakistan Day by him at Parliament House on Friday, a press
release issued here said.
He said that Muslim Ummah needed to shun its differences and
unite for a common cause of peace and prosperity and utilize its
potential for uniform growth of entire Ummah.
The Deputy Speaker said Islam accorded equally respected to all
other religions, however in the garb of freedom of expression,
Muslims were subjected to ridicule and hate speeches.
He said that this issue posed a great challenge to all of us
needed to be handled collectively.
Murtaza said that Parliament of Pakistan was determined to play a
leading role in preventing the onslaught of hatred against Islam.
He said that the engineered propaganda against Islam and its
religious symbols necessitated for a unified front.
He asked the guest diplomats to highlight this critical issue in their
respective countries’ parliament.
The Deputy Speaker said that Pakistan’s relationship with
the Muslim countries formed the corner stone of its foreign policy.
He said that Muslim Ummah today stood the cross roads of its
history and the confronting unprecedented challenges.
The Deputy Speaker said that 23rd March had great significance
for the people of Pakistan and 77 years ago on this day the Muslims
of Sub-Continent resolved to create a separate homeland where they
could live freely and practice their religion with liberty.
Pakistan was fast emerging as a linchpin in fostering regional
connectivity in the form of transcontinental game changing corridor of prosperity, he added.
Murtaza said that Pakistan was witnessing a fast growing economic
prosperity under the current political leadership that was implementing business-friendly policies leading to further strengthening of financial triumph.
He apprised the participants regarding work on historic Pak-
China Economic Corridor and said that this project would not only
bring prosperity to the people of Pakistan but will usher the entire
region into a new era of progress and development.
The luncheon was attended by the diplomatic community from 26
Muslim countries besides Leader of House in Senate Raja Zafar ul
Haq, Minister for Religious Affair Sardar Muhammad Yousaf, MNAs Ejaz
ul Haq, Dr. Ibad ullah, Malik Ibrar, Sahabzada Tariq Ullah and
senior government officials.