The government planned to observe Yaum-e-Taqaddus-e-Quran on July 7 in order to stage nationwide rallies against the sacrilege of the Holy Quran in Sweden, as well as convene a joint parliamentary session the day before.
The decision was made during a meeting presided over by Prime Minister (PM) Shehbaz Sharif to consider the subject of Holy Quran sacrilege in Sweden.
It was determined that nationwide rallies will be staged on Friday (July 7) to condemn the behavior.
The prime minister urged the entire population, including all political parties, to join the protest in order to send a unified message to the devious minds.
In addition, on July 6, the government will hold a joint session of parliament to develop a national strategy on the problem and convey the nation’s views and feelings through the parliamentary forum.
In addition, the joint session would pass a resolution condemning the destruction of the Holy Quran.
The prime minister, who is also the head of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, directed the party to take part in the Yaum-e-Taqaddus-e-Quran and stage demonstrations around the country.
He told the gathering that the holiness of the Holy Quran was a part of Muslims’ creed in which they all agreed.
Astray minds, according to PM Shehbaz, were toeing a malicious goal of fuelling the ugly trend of Islamophobia.
According to Prime Minister Shehbaz, nations and leaders who believe in peace and coexistence must limit the violent forces plagued by Islamophobia and religious biases.
He considered the violent mindset that targeted religion, sacred individuals, ideas, and ideologies to be the adversaries of world peace.
He stated that forces committed to peace and interfaith harmony should play a role at the world level in reversing such bad trends.
Earlier this week, a man desecrated the Holy Quran in Sweden’s capital Stockholm, prompting severe condemnation from a number of countries, including Pakistan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Iraq, and Iran.
The Swedish government also criticised the burning of a Quran in front of Stockholm’s major mosque, labeling it an “Islamophobic” act.
“The Swedish Government fully understands that Islamophobic acts committed by individuals participating in demonstrations in Sweden can be offensive to Muslims,” the foreign ministry stated in a statement.
“We strongly condemn these acts, which in no way reflect the views of the Swedish government,” the statement continued.
The denunciation came in response to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)’s appeal for concerted action to prevent future Quran burnings.
The 57-member body convened in Jeddah to reply to an incident on Wednesday in which an Iraqi citizen living in Sweden, Salwan Momika, 37, lit several pages of the Quran on fire.