According to the sources, An important meeting chaired by Prime Minister Imran Khan comprising senior ministers of the cabinet to discuss a resolution passed by the European Parliament a few days ago, calling for a review of Pakistan’s GSP Plus status.
As per to details, The huddle decided to address reservations of the European Parliament, The government also decided to bring legislation regarding journalists’ protection in the parliament.
The Foreign Office of Pakistan while responding to the European Parliament’s resolution, last week had expressed disappointment over the development.
The FO spokesperson said in a statement that the discourse in the European Parliament reflects a lack of understanding in the context of blasphemy laws and associated religious sensitivities in Pakistan and the Muslim world, added that the unwarranted commentary about Pakistan’s judicial system and domestic laws are regrettable.
The Foreign Office had said in a statement that “Pakistan is a parliamentary democracy with a vibrant civil society, free media and independent judiciary, which remains fully committed to the promotion and protection of human rights for all its citizens without discrimination,”
Pakistan is proud of its minorities who enjoy equal rights and complete protection of fundamental freedoms as enshrined in the Constitution, FO Said
It must be noted that the European Parliament had adopted the resolution, calling for a review of the GSP Plus status granted to Pakistan over the increasing number of online and offline attacks on journalists and civil society organizations.
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