Pakistan strongly condemns burning of Holy Quran in Sweden


ISLAMABAD – Sweden is facing major outrage from Muslim countries including Pakistan which denounced the Scandinavian nation for the incident of burning of Islam’s holy book.
Amid the global condemnations, Islamabad also strongly protested the abhorrent act of desecration of the Holy Quran.
In a statement, the Foreign Office called it a ‘senseless and provocative Islamophobic act’ that hurts the religious sensitivities of over 1.5 billion Muslims across the globe.
Pakistan slammed the European country, saying 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 and incite people to violence.
Foreign Office said Islam is a religion of peace, and Muslims, including in Pakistan, believe in respecting all religions. These principles must be supported by all.
Islamabad called upon the international community to show a common resolve against Islamophobia, xenophobia, intolerance, and incitement to violence on the basis of religion or belief, and work together for promoting inter-faith harmony and peaceful coexistence.

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