Pakistan: Senate unanimously passes resolution against blasphemous sketches


London: August 29, 2018. (PCP) On August 27 the Pakistani senate unanimously adopted a resolution against the blasphemous caricature competition in the Netherlands. The resolution was tabled by newly elected Leader of the House Shibli Faraz, who strongly condemned the Dutch lawmaker's act and urged the government to summon the Dutch envoy to record its protest. The competition of blasphemous caricatures was announced by the leader of Dutch Freedom Party and Parliamentarian Geert Wilders. But the resolution passed condemns the competition and says "No Muslim can bear the blasphemy of the Holy Prophet (PBUH)". Prime Minister Imran Khan commented that very few Europeans understand hurting the sentiments of Muslims over blasphemous content. He said his government will take up the issue in the United Nations and would approach Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to resolve this issue. According to a statement issued by the Foreign Office, Pakistan's Ambassador in The Hague has been instructed to raise the issue with the Dutch government along with Ambassadors of Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) member states. Tehreek i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) has already raised this matter in the Sindh assembly and has also announced a march to Islamabad on Wednesday, stating that its protest will continue until either the publication of blasphemous cartoons stops in the Netherlands or the government cuts diplomatic ties with that country. Nasir Saeed Director of CLAAS-UK has said the Dutch government should intervene to stop this competition and no country should allow any competition which hurts any person's religious feelings. He also said Muslims should stop hurting the religious feelings of people belonging to other religion. Nasir Saeed further said: "The misuse of the blasphemy law should also be stopped in Pakistan and the government must take concrete steps in this regard. "Those who misuse the blasphemy to settle their personal scores and grudges should be brought to the justice."

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