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Pakistan’s statement on incident burning of Quran in Sweden, says- ‘Islamophobic incident’

Punjab Tribune Bureau | April 19, 2022 12:57 PM

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan strongly condemns the recent incidents in Sweden and the Netherlands. Pakistan's Foreign Ministry spokesman issued a statement calling it Islamophobic incidents. The ministry has said that Pakistan condemns the despicable incident of sacrilege of the Holy Quran during a rally in Sweden. Pakistan has also strongly objected to the statement of a politician from the Netherlands, in which he attacked Islam and Muslims. Pakistan has said that it strongly criticizes such statements in the holy month of Ramzan.

 

The Ministry of External Affairs has said in its statement – These provocative Islamophobic incidents do nothing but hurt the sensibilities of more than one and a half billion Muslims around the world. Such action does not fall within the scope of freedom of expression, as there is a sense of responsibility under international human rights law. These include not making hate statements and not inciting people to violence.

 

The Foreign Ministry has said that Muslims living in Pakistan or elsewhere condemn Islam, Christianity and the habit of insulting Jews. The ministry says that they stand against all forms of violence based on religion and belief. Pakistan says that it has conveyed this sentiment to Sweden and the Netherlands. An appeal has been made to both these countries to take care of the sentiments of the people of Pakistan and Muslims living around the world and take steps to stop Islamophobic incidents.

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