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Dutch govt announces to cancel blasphemous caricatures contest: foreign minister

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Thursday said the Dutch government has announced to call off the competition of blasphemous caricatures planned by far-right politician Geert Wilders, an avowed anti-Islamist, ARY News reported. Wilders' plan to hold the blasphemous event at his PVV party's offices in parliament stirred extreme anger among Muslims, particularly in Pakistan.  Mehmood Qureshi said Holland's ambassador to Pakistan conveyed him through a message that the contest was cancelled. "We…

Senate passes resolution against Dutch caricature competition

ISLAMABAD: A resolution was unanimously adopted in the Senate on Monday against caricature competition in Netherlands, which triggered outrage in the Muslim world. The resolution was tabled by Leader of the House Shibli Faraz. Read: PM Imran vows to raise sacrilegious caricatures issue in UN The resolution reads that a caricature competition will be held at the end of the year in Holland and Pakistani government should summon the Dutch envoy to record protest. It was mentioned in the resolution that the government…

Pakistan summons Dutch envoy over ‘blasphemous caricatures’

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Monday lodged its strong protest with the Government of Netherlands “on the announcement by leader of the Dutch Freedom Party and Parliamentarian Geert Wilders to hold a competition of blasphemous caricatures ”. “The Charge d’Affaires of the Kingdom of the Netherlands was summoned to the Foreign Office today and a strong protest was lodged…. Deep concern was conveyed at this deliberate and malicious attempt to defame Islam, a statement issued by foreign office here said. The Federal Cabinet, in…

Minister condemns Dutch govt decision of allowing MP to exhibit blasphemous caricatures

ISLAMABAD: Federal Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari on Monday strongly condemned the decision of the Dutch government to indulge one of their parliamentarians and provide him space to exhibit blasphemous caricatures, ARY News reported. According to a statement issued by ministry, Shireen Mazari said that this action was a clear violation of the human rights of Muslims in Europe as this action is in violation of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms. She added that while…