Prime Minister Imran Khan has been voted as “Personality of the Week” by Al-Jazeera weekly program “Sibaq-ul-Akhbar” (News Competition) for his views and efforts to address the issue of Islamophobia.
“Sibaq-ul-Akhbar” (News Competition) is an interactive and live one-hour weekly program in Arabic on Aljazeera TV. This program is very famous in Arab countries.
Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan has been voted by the audience as “Personality of the Week” in Al-Jazeera weekly program “Sibaq-ul-Akhbar” (News Competition) for his views and efforts to address the issue of Islamophobia. https://t.co/7aB6QbFGXp via @AJArabic
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In this program, the channel selects three to four top news of the week and subsequently viewers are asked to vote as to which is the top news story and personality associated with the story.
The program covers news reports as well as interviews with guests.
Al-Jazeera’s viewers/fans on the Sibaq-ul-Akhbar program (held on 24 April 2021) voted for Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan as Personality of the Week for his candid views on the issue of Islamophobia.
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In the initial part of the program, the anchor highlighted Prime Minister Imran Khan’s achievements and later he took Shaukat Paracha (Anchor of Aaj TV) from Pakistan for comments.
Prime Minister Imran Khan on 19th April had announced to lead a strong campaign at the international level along with the heads of Muslim countries to jointly fight the blasphemy of Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him).
On the issue of blasphemy, he said, some political and religious parties in the country were “misusing” Islam to play with the sentiments of the common man and were inciting violence.
“The protests and violence will do no harm to the West, but inflict severe damage to your own people,” the prime minister said in his address at the groundbreaking of Margalla Highway.
Imran Khan said all people in the country had a deep love for the Prophet (PBUH), adding that “such devotion must not be misused”.
Pakistan, he said, was formed in the name of Islam and stressed that no one should cast doubt about any other person as to how much deeper he respected the Prophet (PBUH).