Qureshi happy at IMF deal, calls for permanent solution to economic problem

FM urges Indian Muslims to stand up for protection of their fundamental rights


ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mahmoud Qureshi urged Indian Muslims to stand up and protect their fundamental rights.

In a statement on Wednesday, he said the campaign of persecution would not stop if Muslims remained silent.

The foreign minister has strongly condemned the ban on hijabs in educational institutions in Karnataka.

He said human rights flag-bearers should take note and speak out for the rights of Muslim schoolgirls who are denied basic education rights.

Shah Mahmood Qureshi, expressing concern over mistreatment of ethnic minorities in India, said Pakistan is hosting the 48th OIC Foreign Ministers Council meeting, which will discuss issues facing the Muslim world, including the Palestine and Kashmir dispute and Islamophobia.

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