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It takes a long time for the flames of hatred to die down, warns President Arif Alvi

Reporting | - Posted: Mar 17, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago
Posted: Mar 17, 2019 | Last Updated: 2 years ago
He said the Christchurch attack was a result of Islamophobia

When the flames of hatred are fanned, it takes a long time for them to die down, said President Arif Alvi.

Speaking to the media in Karachi on Sunday after visit the family of three victims of the Christchurch attack in New Zealand, he said that he condemns the attack and expresses his condolences with the families of the victims.

He said the attack was the result of Islamophobia spreading across the world. The president said that he believes that this issue – Islamophobia – cannot be fixed easily. That is why it is important that world leaders choose the right words when speaking, he cautioned. President Alvi said peace cannot be achieved by spreading hatred about Muslims.

Related: Death toll of Pakistanis in Christchurch attacks rises to 9

He said the government of Pakistan is ready to help and support the victims’ families as much as it can.

The number of Pakistanis killed in the attack rose to nine on Sunday morning.

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