ISLAMABAD – Pakistan has stressed the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to take legal action against Charlie Hebdo for anti-Islamic sketches.
Tasnim Aslam – Foreign ministry spokesperson – told media that Sartaj Aziz, The Prime Minister’s Advisor on National Security and Foreign Affairs has written to the OIC secretary general for taking legal action against French Magazine Charlie Hebdo.
She said that “Pakistan strongly condemns the publication of blasphemous caricatures in the French magazine.”
She also talked about the ethics in freedom of expression saying that “We believe that freedom of expression should not be misused as a means to attack or hurt public sentiments or religious beliefs.”
Talking about the people’s sentiments hurt by sketches she indicated the threat to world peace as she said “This is an attempt to divide peoples and civilizations. There is a need to promote harmony among peoples and communities instead of reinforcing stereotypes and making people alienated in their own countries.”
OIC has also demanded for sue against Charlie Hebdo and UN Security Council have also condemned the act of French Magazine.
Charlie Hebdo has already been attacked by Al-Qaida Yaman gunmen due to its insulting publications.
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