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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday called upon the international community to take notice of the recent incidents of Islamophobia that took place in Sweden and the Netherlands.

“The people of Pakistan and Muslims around the world are deeply hurt by the recent incidents of Islamophobia in Sweden and the Netherlands,” he said in a tweet.

PM Shehbaz Sharif said the international community must condemn these incidents and stressed taking steps to check such “abhorrent behaviour”.

He also stressed solidarity against Islamophobia.

Earlier, the foreign ministry said in a statement that “these stupid and provocative Islamophobic incidents serve no purpose other than to hurt the sensitivities of the more than 1.5 billion Muslims living around the world”.

“Such actions are not covered under legitimate expressions of the right to freedom of expression or opinion, which carry responsibilities under international human rights law, such as the obligation not to carry out hate speech and incite people to violence,” the FO said.

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