Friday, September 21, 2012

Pakistan urges US to rethink about concept of free speech

The vising Pakistan foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar has urged the US to  rethink about its concept of free speech. Th statement comes in the wake of anti-America protests in many parts of the world over an anti-Islam film, including Pakistan.
“It is not good enough to say it’s free speech, it should be allowed. I think if this does provoke action against American citizens or Americans anywhere else in the world, then maybe we do need to rethink how much freedom is OK,” Khar told the CNN in an interview.
Khar was responding to questions on violent anti-US protests in cities across Pakistan against the film made in the US.
Though the Obama Administration has termed the video as “disgusting” and said that the US has nothing to do with this video, it refused to ban such a movie arguing that freedom of speech is enshrined in its constitution.
Read more: Business Line


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