Pakistan’s foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has given an interview to CNN’s presenter Bianna Golodryga on Thursday May 20, 2021. Bianna blames FM on his freedom of expression.
Bianna: Do you hear any talk about a possible ceasefire coming any time soon?
Qureshi: I am convinced that tide is turning, the pressure of the public opinion is mounting and cease-fire is inevitable. Israel is losing out; they are losing the media war despites their connections.”
Bianna: What are their connections?
Qureshi: Deep pockets.
Bianna: What is that mean?
Qureshi: Well, they are very influential people, they control media.
Bianna: I mean I would call it “anti-Semitic remark”
Qureshi: Well, if you see the point is, they have a lot of influence and they got a lot of coverage.
These are the words which make it “anti-Semitic remark”. But Pakistan’s Foreign Minister suggested a balanced approach after these concerns.
“Foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi did not make any anti-Semitic remark in his interview with CNN”, the foreign office spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said on Friday.