Italians to exercise caution on Islamophobia: Italian envoy Ferrarese

By Staff Reporter
Friday – October 30, 2020
ISLAMABAD: The interior minister (IM) brigadier (retired) Ijaz Ahmad Shah bringing in the topic of Islamophobia, Thursday, asked the Italian ambassador Andreas Ferrarese about his views, to which the Italian envoy responded that they have told their people to be careful regarding this matter.

According to a press release, IM Shah met with the Italian ambassador Ferrarese, at the interior ministry, in the federal capital.

Italian ambassador Ferrarese said that the Pakistani community has grown stronger in Italy over time and that the relations between the two sides have been very stable.

Elaborating on his views regarding the statement of French president Emmanuel Macron, IM Shah said that the words of French president Macron had hurt the sentiments of Muslims worldwide.

He said that the increasing concept of Islamophobia is alarming. “Tolerance and coexisting are very important in current context,” IM Shah added.

The IM said that the honour of the Holy Prophet Muhammad ( must be protected by all means.

Hateful comments and discriminatory approach will create unrest, he mentioned.

The bilateral ties and areas of mutual interest were brought under discussion, wherein the Italian ambassador Ferrarese spoke about the need for cultural promotion along-with a requirement of language interpretation at both ends.

While discussing the regional peace, IM Shah said that the solution of Kashmir issue is mandatory for achieving peace in South Asia.

Italian ambassador Ferrarese appreciated the cooperation from all ends and held that we hope the relationship between the two countries will strengthen over time.

IM Shah said that the government of Pakistan (GoP), specifically the interior ministry will provide all possible support to further improve the bilateral ties and mutual cooperation.