PM Imran calls on the world to crack down on online extremism

03:20 PM | 12 Jun, 2021
PM Imran calls on the world to crack down on online extremism
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ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Imran Khan on Saturday called upon the world leaders to launch a crackdown on online hate and extremism after the hate-fuelled attack in Canada which has shocked everyone.

The premier, while speaking with Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s chief political correspondent Rosemary Barton, said the murder of a Muslim family in Canada has shocked everyone in Pakistan.

‘Everyone is shocked in Pakistan because we saw the family picture, and so a family being targeted like that has had a deep impact in Pakistan. Adding that, ‘the recent pattern of domestic terror in West demanded a heightened focus on online radicalization.’

Responding to a query, Khan said ‘I think there should be very strict action against this. When there are these hate websites which create hatred amongst human beings, there should be an international action against them.’

PM further added that ‘he had raised the issue with his Canadian counterpart Justin Trudeau, describing him as a leader who understood the importance of fighting online hate and Islamophobia, Khan called o other leaders to make such commitment.’

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