The leadership and Government of Pakistan strongly condemn the reported despicable act of the burning of the Holy Quran by Wayne Sapp under the supervision of the infamous Terry Jones in Florida.
Commenting on this report, the Minister of State for Foreign Affairs,
Ms. Hina Rabbani Khar stated that such a reprehensible act could only be the work of extremists and is evidently designed to provoke dissent and discord among communities and people across the world. Such sacrilegious acts go against the very concept of inter-faith harmony. There could be no justification for such acts. This has deeply hurt the feelings of the people of Pakistan and Muslims all over the world.
Pakistan expects that the US Administration and the American people as well as all civilized societies will take due cognizance and express their revulsion on this sacrilegious act.
As a strong proponent of inter-faith harmony, Pakistan believes that in troubled times, civilized peoples and societies must resist and oppose any tendency towards “extremism” of any kind.
22 March 2011
Last modified: November 21, 2019
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