Pakistan’s ministry for foreign affairs on Saturday summoned Ambassador of Norway over the incident of desecration of the Holy Quran in the Norwegian city of Kristiansand.
Foreign ministry spokesperson in a statement said on Saturday that the Ambassador of Norway was called to the Foreign office to convey the deep concern of the government and people of Pakistan over the incident of desecration of the Holy Quran in Norway. The statement said Pakistan’s condemnation of this action was reiterated. “It was underscored that such actions hurt the sentiments of 1.3 billion Muslims around the world, including those in Pakistan. Furthermore, such actions could not be justified in the name of freedom of expression,” it said.
It said the Norwegian authorities were urged to bring those responsible to justice and to prevent the recurrence of any such incident in the future.
The Ambassador of Pakistan in Oslo has also been instructed to convey Pakistan’s protest and deep concern to the Norwegian authorities.