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PM Calls For Effective Measures To Counter Hate Speech

Prime Minister Imran Khan has called for effective measures to counter hate speech and Islamphobia.

He was speaking at a high level roundtable discussion on "Countering Hate Speech" jointly organized by Pakistan and Turkey at UN Headquarters in New York today (Wednesday).

Noting the growing incidence of discrimination and violence based on religion and belief, the Prime Minister underscored the importance of addressing both the drivers and consequences of these phenomena.

He cautioned against attempts to denigrate revered personalities and scriptures cloaked in the right to freedom of expression and opinion.

He cautioned against attempts to denigrate revered personalities and scriptures cloaked in the right to freedom of expression and opinion.

President Erdogan is also present in the roundtable discussion. Pakistan and Turkey are co-hosting the roundtable meeting.

The Prime Minister said that there is a need for promoting greater understanding and tolerance among communities across the world.

He said, United Nations provides an important platform to evolve an informed discourse on countering hate speech.

Prime Minister emphasized effective steps against hate speech and Islamophobia, he said religion should not be linked with terrorism.

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