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Pakistan: Imran Khan condemns attack on Salman Rushdie but justifies anger against writer

Islamabad: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan condemned the deadly knife attack on Indian-origin writer Salman Rushdie (75) in New York on Friday. He called it “horrifying” and “painful”.

Imran Khan said that even though there is anger among Islamists over Salman Rushdie’s book ‘The Satanic Verses’, such an attack cannot be justified.

Imran Khan mentioned his difficulties

In an interview to ‘The Guardian’, Imran Khan has said that he expected women to fight for their rights by going against the sanctions imposed by the Taliban in Afghanistan, but he also received a firebrand regarding this issue. ) was seen as a leader. Apart from this, he continues to struggle to remain in politics after being ousted from power through a no-confidence motion.

 

Imran Khan’s statement on Afghan women

It is known that in a meeting of members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) last year, he was criticized in the world for his remarks made on Afghan women. In her statement, she had said that not educating girls is part of Afghan culture.

 

Imran Khan talks about political career

Imran said that his party workers and supporters were persecuted and threatened. He has also been facing charges of illegal funding for campaigning for eight years, which could lead to him being banned from politics.

 

Salman Rushdie’s attack condemned

The Guardian reported in its report, ten years ago, Imran did not register his presence at an event held in India due to the arrival of Salman Rushdie. The debate continued between the two, but they did not support the recent attack on Rushdie, but condemned it. While most politicians have refrained from commenting on the matter.

 

Statement on Salman Rushdie attack

When asked about the attack, Imran said, “It is a horrifying and sad incident. Rushdie understands things because he is from a Muslim family. He knows how much love and respect a Muslim has for the Prophet. I can understand that people are angry, but I cannot justify the attack on this.”

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