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Pakistan strongly condemns desecration of the Holy Quran in Netherlands

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan strongly condemns the despicable act of desecration of the Holy Quran within the Netherlands on January 22, 2023.

In a press release issued on Wednesday, the Overseas Workplace spokesperson mentioned, “It’s undoubtedly a provocative Islamophobic hate crime dedicated underneath the guise of freedom of expression. Such offensive acts deeply harm the emotions of 1.5 billion Muslims around the globe and may create disharmony among the many worldwide group.”

He mentioned that Pakistan has at all times maintained that freedom of expression comes with duties. We additionally imagine that it’s the duty of nationwide governments and the worldwide group at massive to forestall such vile acts, that are perpetrated with the ulterior motive to impress and incite non secular hatred and violence.

The FO spokesperson mentioned that worldwide group ought to increase its collective voice in opposition to Islamophobia and work collectively to advertise inter-faith concord and peaceable coexistence. That was the spirit behind the decision handed by the United Nations Common Meeting in 2022 to mark 15 March because the Worldwide Day to Fight Islamophobia.

Pakistan’s issues are being conveyed to the authorities within the Netherlands. We urge them to be conscious of the emotions of the folks of Pakistan and the Muslims around the globe and take steps to forestall such hateful and Islamophobic acts.

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