Bill being tabled in US Congress to control Islamophobia

The Nation  |  Nov 28, 2021

ISLAMABAD   -  In a significant development to stop growing incidents of Islamophobia in the United States, a bill is being tabled in the US Congress which would help in preventing acts, actions or any insulting remarks against Islam.

“The draft of the bill is ready which will be tabled in the House of Representatives in near future,” Tahir Javed, a senior leader of the US Democratic Party, told The Nation in an interview in Islamabad.

Tahir Javed who arrived in Islamabad this week, met Prime Minister Imran Khan and other ministers. He would be meeting top military leadership today over dinner.

Tahir said US President Joe Biden has fulfilled promises which he made in his election campaign with the US Msulims. “Muslims in the United States consider themselves more safe and secure while Democrats are in power,” he said.

Ex-Liverpool, Atletico Madrid winger Maxi Rodriguez announces retirement He also said the US President soon after taking oath as US President straight went to his Oval office in the White House and signed executive order which lifted travel ban on citizens of seven Muslim countries namely Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen.

Tahir said efforts are being made to take bilateral relations between the two countries to new heights.

To a question, he said that both Pakistan and the United States are engaged through diplomatic channels which would pave the way for resumption of high-level contacts between the two countries.

When asked what Democrats have done to stop anti-Pakistan legislation in the US Senate  for supporting Taliban in Afghanistan, Tahir Javed disclosed that the anti-Pakistan clause from the bill has been deleted now, but the bill is yet to be passed by the Senate.

He said that Democrats are working on another draft of landmark legislation which would make Pakistani textile exports reach the US markets duty free adding that if it is done that would give a trade boost to Pakistani products.

Pakistan Bar Council restores former IHC judge Shaukat Siddiqui's license He said the US job market is open for Pakistani educated youth in various fields including medicine and IT and Pakistanis are already dominating the US medical industry.

When asked about former US President Trump’s mediation offer between Pakistan and India on Kashmir and why this was not carried over by the incumbent US administration, he said this offer was rejected by Indian Prime Minister Modi which had caused embarrassment, so the Democrats would not make such initiative which would be rejected by the Indian leadership.

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