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FM expressed deep concern over announcement of the sacrilegious competition

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi spoke with his Dutch counterpart Stef Blok over the telephone yesterday to discuss the issue of blasphemous caricatures completion by anti-Islam Dutch parliamentarian Greet Wilders.
During the conversation, Foreign Minister Qureshi expressed deep concern over the announcement of the abominable and sacrilegious competition by Party of Freedom leader Greet Wilders.
“Qureshi 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,” said a Ministry of Foreign Affairs press release.
The Dutch FM assured that his government was neither associated nor supporting the competition, conveying that this was the act of an individual.
The two Foreign Ministers agreed to work together and coordinate in the matter.