President Dr Arif Alvi has said Islamophobia is on the rise around the world, especially in India where all religious minorities, especially Muslims, are being coerced and intimidated.
He made these remarks while talking to the outgoing Ambassador of Turkiye to Pakistan, Ihsan Mustafa Yurdakul, who called on him in Islamabad today (Thursday).
The President said the homes and places of worship of Muslims are being destroyed, their religious symbols and personalities are ridiculed and insulted with impunity in India.
The President expressed Pakistan's gratitude for Turkiye's steadfast support to Pakistan on the Kashmir dispute and appreciated Turkiye's active role in the OIC Contact Group on Jammu and Kashmir.
He said both the countries held similar views on the issue of Cyprus, the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, and the reconstitution of the United Nations.