Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi spoke with the Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Stef Blok on phone yesterday to discuss the issue of blasphemous caricature competition by the Dutch Islamophobe parliamentarian Greet Wilders.
Foreign Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Qureshi expressed deepest concern on the announcement of abominable and sacrilegious competition by the leader of Party of Freedom (PVV) Greet Wilders. He said that this deliberate effort under the pretext of freedom of expression was of great concern to the Muslims across the world. Such acts must be prevented as they spread hate and intolerance in societies.
The Dutch Foreign Minister conveyed that it was an individual’s act. The Dutch government was neither associated nor supporting the competition.
The two Foreign Ministers agreed to work together and coordinate in the matter.