Foreign Office rebukes labeling of FM Qureshi’s remarks as ‘Anti-Semitic’

Pakistan’s Foreign Office (FO) has categorically rebuked labeling of labeling of Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s remarks as ‘anti-Semite’.

In a statement, FO spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri has denounced interpretation of FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s remarks as ‘anti-Semitic’ by CNN.

Remarks by FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi during his CNN interview can’t be construed as anti-Semitic by any stretch of imagination, said Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri.

Furthermore, FO spokesperson accentuated that any twist given to his remarks would unfortunately prove the very point he was making. The right to freedom of expression must be respected equally by everyone.

The development comes as earlier, FM Qureshi spoke to CNN’s Bianna Golodryga, and said that the pressure of public opinion is mounting, and ceasefire is inevitable. Israel is losing out.

Citing Israel’s ‘connections’ and ‘deep pockets’, the foreign minister highlighted that Israel is losing the media war despite their connections, they are losing the media war.

However, host Bianna Golodryga and CNN nefariously termed Shah Mahmood Qureshi’s statement as an ‘anti-Semitic slur’.

CNN’s intentional labeling of FM Qureshi’s remarks as anti-Semitic is being widely criticized by netizens on social media.

​It is to be noted that FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi is in New York o attend the UN General Assembly Session on Palestine as part of Pakistan’s extensive diplomatic outreach to mobilize international support for the Palestinians.