ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Ulema Council here on Monday organized all parties’ conference against the blasphemous sketches and issued a joint declaration against it.
The conference was held under the chairmanship of Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Ashrafi, which was also attended by Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid, President AJK, Sardar Yaqub Ahmad, and the representatives of over 33 political and religious parties of the country.
The Joint Declaration called for an urgent meeting of Pakistan and Organization of Islamic countries (OIC) to consult the United Nations to legislate for ensuring respect to all religions.
The Declaration also said that for maintaining international peace, all political and religious parties of the country should stand unitedly against the publication of blasphemous sketches in France and other European countries.
The Declaration also supported Pop Francis’s idea of introducing some limitations on freedom of speech.
The Declaration appealed to the European Union and other countries that showing disrespect to other religions is tantamounted to violations of basic human rights.
It also urged the EU to impose ban on the publication of all such newspapers and magazines, which publish blasphemous caricatures.
Such publications disturb international peace and interfaith harmony among various schools of thought, it added.