Islamabad: India, which claims to be secular, should guarantee the basic rights of minorities particularly Muslims, the Pakistani government has said.
Geo TV quoted Foreign office spokesman Qazi Khalilullah as saying Thursday: "Attacks on Muslims on the issue of cow slaughter are beyond comprehension and a cause of concern."
The comment followed the September 28 killing of a Muslim man near Delhi by a mob following rumours that he ate beef.
The spokesman also expressed regrets that Pakistani artists were receiving threats in India. He said cultural exchanges were key to better ties between the two countries.