Pakistan seeks Sweden’s position over the desecration of the Holy Quran!
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, in his address to the joint sitting of Parliament, on Thursday said that despite its belated condemnation, the Swedish government would have to clarify its position as to why it allowed such an act under the protection of police on the day when the Muslims were celebrating Eidul Azha.
The PM said that the desecration of the Holy Quran was an attempt to create animosity between Muslims and Christians and that any recurrence of such a condemnable act would in no way be tolerated.
The prime minister urged United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to convene a special session to invite the Muslim world leaders, adopt a condemnatory resolution and also warn the Swedish government and such individuals against the recurrence of such condemnable acts.
Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif during the Joint Session of the Parliament vehemently condemned the heart-wrenching incident of desecration of Holy Quran in Sweden.— National Assembly 🇵🇰 (@NAofPakistan) July 6, 2023
He said the desecration of the Holy Quran caused a wave of anger and grief in the Muslim… pic.twitter.com/EMF0Eb25Xw
In the joint sitting of parliament, which was chaired by National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, a resolution was moved by Federal Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Murtaza Javed Abbas on the situation arising out of the desecration of the Holy Quran in Sweden.
“This House condemns the desecration of the Holy Quran in Sweden. The Swedish government should take legal action against the person involved in the incident,” read the resolution.
Moreover, the resolution urged the Swedish government to assure that such incidents will not take place in the future.
The resolution demanded that Islamophobic incidents should be dealt with like incidents against other religions and disapproved of the desecration of sacred religious rituals books and personalities.
مولانا اسد محمود نے مجلسِ شوریٰ کے مشترکہ اجلاس میں بات کرتے ہوئے کہا کہ— National Assembly 🇵🇰 (@NAofPakistan) July 6, 2023
جس دن سویڈن میں قرآن مجید کی بے حرمتی کی گئی اس پر تمام امت مسلمہ اور ان کے حکمرانوں کا بھی ردِعمل آیا ۔
پاکستان کے وزیراعظم اور تمام سیاسی جماعتوں نے بھی اس واقعہ کی شدید الفاظ میں مذمت کی۔
اس کو نفرت… pic.twitter.com/eLTZU1tbS2
The prime minister while addressing the joint session also urged the parliamentarians to condemn the actions of the Swedish police and make it clear that the Muslims could even sacrifice their lives to protect the sanctity of the Quran.
The PM added that the peaceful protests should not be construed as weakness and that no one should complain about the consequences if such condemnable actions were repeated.
He said as the country would observe the Sanctity of Holy Quran Day on Friday, people should stage rallies across the country to condemn the desecration of the Quran and convey their sentiments to the world.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif also urged National Assembly Speaker Raja Pervaiz Ashraf to form a committee with a mandate to formulate recommendations for their onward dissemination to the world including international organizations so that such acts could be prevented.
He said as per their belief, Muslims revered all religions and revealed books including Bible as Holy Quran taught patience and harmony.
He said despite that, such deliberate Islamophobic acts were being carried out to pit Muslims against Christians.