Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan is more interested in going global with ‘Islamophobia’ rather than look at the problems in his own backyard. A stark defeat in the face of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s juggernaut on Kashmir after the removal of Article 370 has made his desperate.
Add in his hunger for global recognition got exposed after his meeting with Turkey’s President Erdogan and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad.
He tweeted that during the meeting it was decided that Pakistan, Turkey, and Malaysia would jointly start an English language channel dedicated to confronting the challenges posed by Islamophobia and ‘setting the record straight on our great religion – Islam.’
He did not clarify from where he is expecting to get the funds for this at this stage.
Imran Khan said that the need for the Muslim TV channel arises as the ‘misperceptions which bring people together against Muslims’ will get corrected and the issue of blasphemy would be properly contextualized.
Misperceptions which bring people together against Muslims would be corrected; issue of blasphemy would be properly contextualized; series & films would be produced on Muslim history to educate/inform our own people & the world; Muslims would be given a dedicated media presence.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) September 25, 2019
He said that the series and films would be produced on Muslim history to educate/inform our own people & the world and this would give Muslims a dedicated media presence. It is unclear what his own Pakistani newspapers and channels have been doing so far. Perhaps it could be a money-spinner and Imran is sniffing at the opportunity at the expense of the other two Muslim majority nations. But if it does come into existence, then Al Jazeera and Gulf News will have some competition.