Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif of Pakistan has demanded that Sweden take decisive action against the disrespectful act of desecrating the Holy Quran. He emphasized the need for a thorough investigation into the incident, urging that it be conducted without any interference.
The condemnation follows an incident in Stockholm, Sweden, where an individual disrespected the Holy Quran, leading to widespread condemnation from several countries, including Pakistan, Turkey, Jordan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Iraq, and Iran. The Swedish government itself has condemned the act, labeling it as an act of Islamophobia.
In response to the incident, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), comprising 57 member states, held an extraordinary meeting in Saudi Arabia, emphasizing the significance of collective measures to prevent such desecrations. They stressed the use of international law to combat religious hatred and called upon member states to take unified action to prevent future incidents of Quran desecration.
Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, on behalf of the Pakistani government, strongly condemned the incident, denouncing it as a vile act. He highlighted the presence of Islamophobia and the discrimination faced by Muslims, who are a minority in Sweden. The Prime Minister urged the Swedish government to take decisive action in response to the incident and address the narrative of discrimination.