In his resignation letter to the Senate Chairman, Faisal Javed said that such actions by the French president contributed and further invigorated Islamophobia.
فرانسیسی صدر کی جانب سے رسالت مآب خاتم النبیّین حضرت محمد مصطفیٰ صل اللہ علیہ وسلم کے حوالے سے توہین آمیز خاکوں کی اشاعت کی حمایت پر پاکستان تحریک انصاف کے سینٹر فیصل جاوید کا شدید احتجاج، پاک-فرانسیسی پارلیمانی فرنڈشپ گروپ کی سربراہی چھوڑنے کا اعلان۔ چیئرمین سینٹ تحریراً آگاہ ۔ pic.twitter.com/g0gIqGuWHj
— PTI Central Media Department (@pticmdofficial) October 29, 2020
He said that blaspheming the holiest figures will further polarize humanity and provide breeding grounds for the radical views and needed to be stopped and internationally banned through binding international legislation on the pattern of laws banning Nazi doctrine.
“In protest to the aforementioned action of the French, I would like to resign from the convenership of the parliamentary group.”
He urged the Senate chairman to dissolve the Pakistan-France Parliamentary Friendship group, adding that a united response from our side is our religious and moral duty.
Earlier on October 25, Prime Minister Imran Khan had condemned the publication of blasphemous cartoons to target Islam and Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) in France and said that President Emmanuel Macron attacked and hurt sentiments of millions of Muslims in Europe and across the world.
PM Imran Khan had said in a series of Twitter messages that the last thing the world wanted or needed was further polarisation and public statements based on ignorance will create more hate, Islamophobia and space for extremists.
— Faisal Javed Khan (@FaisalJavedKhan) October 29, 2020