ISLAMABAD: The Senate of Pakistan may call upon the United Nations to introduce laws in order to prevent the creation of blasphemous material aimed at insulting or ridiculing any religion. A resolution moved by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Senator and leader of the opposition, Ishaq Dar stated, Senate urged the UN to make it obligatory for all member states to work toward interfaith harmony. Senate condemned the anti-Islam film, calling it a “blasphemous movie which seems to be a vilification campaign being maliciously touted by some western elements, lobbies and countries to malign Islam.” In the resolution, the senate asked the government of Pakistan to take steps to mobilise the governments of all Muslim countries.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 6th, 2012.
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