Monday, January 30, 2023

    Act of Holy Quran’s desecration in Sweden unacceptable: PM Shehbaz Sharif

    ISLAMABAD – PM “Shehbaz Sharif” on Sunday(January-22) said no words are enough to adequately condemn the abhorrable act of desecration of the Holy Quran by a right-wing extremist in Sweden.

    Taking to twitter, Prime Minister Shehbaz said the garb of the freedom of expression cannot be used to hurt the religious emotions of 1.5 bn Muslims across the world & this is unacceptable.

    Meanwhile, Foreign Office(FO) on Saturday(21-January) strongly condemned the abhorrent act of desecration of the Holy Quran. In a statement, FO Spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch said that this senseless & provocative Islamophobic act hurts the religious sensitivities of Muslims around the world.

    She said such actions are not covered under any legitimate expression of the right to freedom of expression or opinion, which carries responsibilities under international human rights law, such as the obligation not to carry out hate speech & incite people to violence.

    The spokesperson said that Islam is a religion of peace & Muslims, including in Pakistan, believe in respecting all religions. She said these principles must be supported by all.

    “Pakistan’s concerns are being conveyed to the authorities in Sweden,” the spokesperson said & urged them to be mindful of the sentiments of the people of Pakistan & the Muslims worldwide & take steps to prevent Islamophobic acts.

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