PM condemns publication of blasphemous caricatures in Charlie Hebdo

NA passes resolution condemning Charlie Hebdo's latest edition


Web Desk January 15, 2015
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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif strongly condemned the publication of blasphemous caricatures in French journal Charlie Hebdo on Thursday, according to a statement released by the PM’s office.

He said freedom of speech should not be used to hurt the religious sentiments of any community.

The premier said the publication of provocative material should be discouraged by the international community.

NA passes resolution condemning Charlie Hebdo's latest edition

National Assembly on Thursday passed a resolution, condemning the latest edition of recently-attacked French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, Express News reported.

Twelve people were killed on January 7 when two Kalashnikov-wielding men burst into Charlie Hebdo’s editorial meeting and sprayed bullets at the staff members for printing cartoons of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). In its latest edition after the attack, the magazine published a cartoon of the Prophet (pbuh) on its cover.

Garnering criticism from different segments, the cover was also condemned by lawmakers in Pakistan with Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique presenting the resolution against it.

The resolution was unanimously approved by the Parliament.

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COMMENTS (21)

Raj - USA | 6 years ago | Reply @Observer: You are talking about NA resolutions. They pass laws making it a punishable crime for anyone marrying a minor and all those assisting the marriage. Yet they do not charge the culprit but reward him by handing back over to him the minor girl he had kidnaped and married. They set up mock military courts and free Malik Ishaq. Today, in Peshawar school TTP forced the muslim school children to recite the same Kalma and shot them point blank as soon as they finished their recitation. Not one muslim of Pakistan could or would even condemn this specific act i.e., this very specific act of asking the children to read Kalma and shooting them. They mentioned it in their news though, but I have not read even one condemnation of this specific act. Someone may write a blog in the future, but he/she will also mention this in one line and leave it at that. God cares only for your Karma, and not how well you recite Kalma.
Rao Tariq | 6 years ago | Reply Muslims.....All over the world should be unite in this situation and should be strongly protest in UN.
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