Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a statement on the 9th, saying that the United States’ listing as a “special concern country” on religious freedom is completely contrary to the facts.
The statement said that Pakistani society is pluralistic, with multiple religions and long-term harmony between religions. Freedom of religious belief and the rights of national minorities are protected by the Constitution of Pakistan and a series of laws and policies.
Regrettably, despite the constructive contacts between Pakistan and the United States on religious issues, the above facts have been ignored by the United States for no reason.
Recently, the U.S. State Department listed Pakistan, Iran, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria, Myanmar and other 10 countries as so-called “special concern countries” under the U.S. International Religious Freedom Act. Many countries objected to this, saying that the accusations were “completely unfounded”.