Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Pakistan, Malaysia, Turkey to open English channel to tackle Islamophobia


NEW YORK: Pakistan, Turkey and Malaysia have decided to launch a joint English channel to counter Islamophobia, ARY News reported on Wednesday.

The decision was taken following a trilateral meeting between Prime Minister Imran Khan, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Mahathir Muhammad of Malaysia n New York.

PM Imran Khan took to twitter saying, “President Erdogan, PM Mahatir and myself had a meeting today in which we decided our 3 countries would jointly start an English language channel dedicated to confronting the challenges posed by Islamophobia and setting the record straight on our great religion – Islam.”

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“The English channel would produce films on Muslim history to educate our own people and world; Issue of blasphemy would be properly contextualized; Muslims would be given a dedicated media presence,” he added.

Pakistan’s permanent representative Maleeha Lodhi in her tweet wrote, “The three leaders have agreed “to promote the narrative of Muslims to counter Islamophobia and to cooperate in the area of film and also establish a joint TV channel”.

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It must be noted that Prime Minister Imran Khan will address the UNGA session on September 27.

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