Pakistan

NA passes resolution against blasphemous sketches

ISLAMABAD: National Assembly (NA) on Thursday unanimously approved a resolution against blasphemous caricatures published in French magazine, ARY News reported.

Speaker of National Assembly Ayaz Sadiq chaired the session during which a resolution tabled by federal railways minister Khwaja Saad Rafique, against  the publishing of blasphemous sketches, published in French magazine Charlie Hebdo.

The resolution condemning the publishing of blasphemous content says that global community, United Nation (UN) and Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) should take notice of such insulting acts and asked to avoid misuse of the freedom of expression.

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Leader of opposition, Khursheed Shah, speaking on the floor of the house , said publishing of blasphemous content in European countries is promoting terrorism.

Saad Rafique said publishing of such ridiculous material provides terrorist a reason to indulge in violence.

Dozens members of the house including women parliamentarians later participated in a march to register their protest.

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