Pakistan Strongly Condemns Islamophobic Incident in Canada – High Commissioner Assures Justice for the Victims

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Islamabad; 08 June 2021 – Pakistan has strongly condemned the Islamophobic incident that resulted in the tragic death of four family members of Pakistani origin, in London, Ontario.

Canadian High Commissioner to Pakistan, Ms Wendy Gilmour visited ministry of foreign affairs to meet Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi. She expressed her grief over the brutal act in her country and assured that the justice will be provided to the victim family.

Moreover, Special Representative of Prime Minister of Pakistan, Tahir Ashrafi called on Canadian High Commissioner at her residence.

 Spokesperson Ministry of Foreign Affairs, responding to queries of media has said that High Commission for Pakistan in Ottawa and the Consulate General in Toronto are in close contact with the relevant Canadian authorities to ascertain the facts of the case and to ensure that the perpetrators of this heinous act are brought to justice.

Our Consul General in Toronto also visited the family of the deceased to offer sympathies and condolences and all possible assistance.

This tragic incident is yet another manifestation of the systematic rise in Islamophobia. The Canadian Prime Minister has stated that Islamophobia has no place in any of their communities. Events like these further reinforce the imperative for the international community to work together for interfaith harmony and peaceful coexistence.

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