United Nations Watch, a Geneva-based NGO that monitors the performance of the United Nations, slammed Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan for his “blasphemy in the garb of freedom of expression is intolerable” statement saying “your presence on the UN Human Rights Council is intolerable”.
Imran Khan’s statement was an indirect attack on French President Emmanuel Macron who while defending the republication of Prophet Muhammad cartoons had said France has “freedom to speak, to write, to think, to draw.”
“It’s never the place of a president of the Republic to pass judgment on the editorial choice of a journalist or newsroom, never. Because we have freedom of the press,” Macron had said.
Imran Khan in a letter to Muslim leaders urged them to unite against rising Islamophobia in Europe urging them “to act collectively to counter the growing Islamophobia in non-Muslim states.”
Essentially, Pakistan government indirectly attacked France and its people for standing up against radical Islamic terrorism following the beheading of a teacher by a Muslim immigrant terrorist two weeks ago.
As Pakistan cheered the act of killing non-Muslims for their alleged act of ‘blasphemy’, the UN Watch – the NGO that keep an eye on the mandates fulfilled by United Nations and its agencies, took to Twitter to slam Pakistan saying that the country’s presence on UN Human Rights Council is ‘intolerable’.
The Pakistan government, humiliated by the comment made by the United Nations watchdog, attacked the NGO by alleging that it was pro-Israel NGO that had evident bias against Muslims.
Arslan Khalid, the digital media adviser to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, responding to UN Watch said that the NGO was another pro-Israel NGO with evident bias against Muslims. He claimed that the tweets made by the NGO had nothing to do with the United Nations.
Khalid said that tweets by ‘pro-Israel’ condemning Pakistan’s act of blasphemy only proved that Imran Khan’s comments of not accepting Israel have hurt all these anti Muslim lobbies.
Following the anti-Israel rant by Imran Khan’s adviser against the UN Watch, the NGO responding to Pakistan dared them against pretending to be a defender of Muslims by citing its stand on the issue of Uighur Muslims.
The NGO pointed out how the Pakistan government has overlooked the Human Rights violation by signing letters praising the Chinese government even after their inhuman actions against nearly one million Uighur Muslims.
The UN Watch pointed out how Imran Khan has officially backed genocide against Muslims in China, by supporting the Communist Party of China’s human rights violations against Uighur Muslims.