Pakistan on Wednesday rejected as “unilateral and politically motivated” the USA’ choice to position it on its annual listing of countries that infringe on devout freedom.
The Trump administration on Tuesday designated Pakistan, China, Saudi Arabia and 7 others as nations of explicit fear for having engaged in or tolerated “systematic, ongoing and egregious violations of spiritual freedom.”
“Pakistan rejects the USA State Division’s unilateral and politically motivated pronouncement launched within the context of its annual devout freedom record,” the Overseas Workplace mentioned in a remark.
“But even so the transparent biases mirrored from those designations, there are critical questions at the credentials and impartiality of the self-proclaimed jury concerned on this unwarranted workout,” it mentioned.
Pakistan is a multi-religious and pluralistic society the place folks of various faiths and denominations reside in combination, together with round four according to cent of Christians, Hindus, Buddhists and Sikhs, it mentioned.
Making sure equivalent remedy of minorities and their delight in human rights with none discrimination is the cardinal idea of the Charter of Pakistan, the remark mentioned.
It also known as for a decent self-introspection to grasp the reasons of exponential upward push in Islamophobia and anti-Semitism in the USA.