NA begins debate on resolution regarding expulsion of French ambassador
ISLAMABAD: A resolution strongly condemning the publication of blasphemous caricatures of the Holy Prophet Hazrat Muhammad Sallallaho Alaihe Wa Sallam Khatam-un-Nabiyeen in French Magazine Charlie Hebdo was tabled in the National Assembly on Tuesday.
Member National Assembly Amjad Ali Khan tabled the resolution which strongly condemned the blasphemous acts against the Prophet of Islam.
The resolution said that the French Magazine published blasphemous caricatures of the Prophet of the Islam for the first time in 2015 and despite strong reaction and condemnation from the Muslims around the globe, a deliberate attempt has once again been made to harm religious harmony and peace at the international level.
The resolution said encouragement of elements involved in hurting sentiments of millions of Muslims by the French President in the name of freedom of expression is regrettable.
The resolution demanded of the House to have a detailed discussion on the expulsion of French Ambassador from the country.
All the European countries, especially France, should be apprised of the seriousness of the matter.
All Muslim countries should be taken on board to collectively raise the issue of sanctity of the Prophethood at international forums.
It said deciding international matters is the sole prerogative of the state and no individual group or party can exert pressure in this regard.
The resolution asked the provincial governments to allocate special places in all districts for protest so that daily life of people is not affected.
Members of the National Assembly started debate on the resolution that will continue in its next session to be held on Friday at 11 in the morning.