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Giant Trump, Putin caricatures to parade at Nice Carnival

NICE: Caricatures of Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump will join Charlie Chaplin and Harvey Weinstein when the Nice Carnival lights up the Cote d’Azur this month. The carnival, held in the Mediterranean city since 1873, runs from Feb. 16 until March 2 this year with the theme “King of Cinema”. It will honor the 100th anniversary of Victorine Studios, a mainstay of the film industry in the south of France. Artists and sculptors have been toiling for weeks to build and decorate the giant…

PM Imran urges Muslim unity against blasphemous caricatures

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday took a strong stance on the issue of the blasphemous caricatures in the Netherlands.  In a video message, the prime minister urged for unity to giving a strong message over the issue which has hurt that have hurt sentiments across the Muslim world. He categorically stated that this is not the issue of a few people, but has hurts the feelings of the community of over a billion Muslims across the globe. "The caricatures in Holland is blasphemy in the glory of the…

Rally against caricatures: Govt committee to meet TLP leadership today

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry said a high level committee will meet the leadership of Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) today to inform them about the measures taken by the government against blasphemous caricatures competition in the Netherlands. The committee comprises Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mehmood Qureshi, Religious Minister Sahibzada Noorul Haq Qadri, Punjab Law Minister Raja Basharat and the information minister himself. The minister, in a statement, said…

Pakistan raises blasphemous caricatures issue with Netherlands

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday raised the issue of blasphemous caricatures with his Dutch counterpart Stef Blok. In a telephonic conversation, the foreign minister underscored that the abominable act of a Dutch parliamentarian is provoking and has hurt the sentiments of Muslims across the world. He said such acts spread hatred and intolerance. Addressing a news conference in Islamabad this evening, Qureshi said Pakistan has written letters to six countries of Organisation of Islamic…