Terrorism, violent extremism, global phenomenon; not linked with any religion: Mamnoon

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By Shahid Saleem Khan

ISTANBUL, Apr 14 (APP): Describing terrorism and violent extremism as a “global phenomenon”, President Mamnoon Hussain  on Thursday called for comprehensive policies and international cooperation to counter these menaces.

“Recent tragic incidents, from Brussels to Lahore and from Paris to Ankara, have once again reminded us that terrorism and violent extremism are a global phenomenon, not confined to any country or region,” the President said while addressing the 13th Islamic Summit of OIC, being hosted by Turkey here from April  14 to 15.

He said terrorism and extremism had nothing to do with religion, nationality, creed or ethnicity, adding, “countering them requires comprehensive policies and increased international cooperation.”