Highlighting Pakistan’s dual intentions, its own media has started raising questions. Pakistan, which taught France religious freedom, has kept silent on the situation of Uygar Muslims in China. Pakistan journalist Kuan Khulene Shahid says that the number of religious places of minorities in the country has declined in recent years.
Why lecture to France
Shahid wrote that it is pathetic that Pakistan cannot follow this intolerance towards other religions, the number of religious places of minorities in Pakistan has been falling in recent years. He has questioned, “Despite religious discrimination against Ahmadis and conversion of one thousand people to Islam every year, Pakistan feels that it can lecture France on religious freedom, why?”
Minister shared fake news
Significantly, the human rights minister of the Imran Khan government, Shiriz Mazari, shared the link of fake news, which itself was denied by the French Embassy in Pakistan. In the tweet that Mazari had claimed, Muslim children in France would be given an identification number so that they could be identified. Mazari compared this to the Nazis’ treatment of Jews.
Such rules also in Muslim countries
On being told of the mistake, Mazari deleted the tweet but questioned that in public places, Christian Sisters are allowed to wear their ‘habit’ (clothing), so why can’t Muslim women wear hijab? Shahid says that Mazari ignores the fact that religious marks are banned in public institutions in France. Shahid has also said that the things for which France is being targeted, these things are already done in Muslim countries, such as government control over mosques and imams.