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ISLAMABAD – Expressing its distress, Pakistan on Thursday condemned the reprinting of blasphemous cartoons in Danish and other European newspapers.
In his comments, Foreign Office Spokesman, Muhammad Sadiq said, “We are in touch with the Danish authorities on this issue as it hurts the feelings of over one billion Muslims of the world.Â”
He said, Â“We are not against the freedom of expression but certainly freedom of expression as we have said repeatedly, is not a license to insult other people.”
“We do expect the European Union to put in place some laws that would ensure that there are no such incidents and the Western media should not use freedom of expression to insult feelings of others,” he added. Sadiq said the publishing of such blasphemous cartoon was something that had deeply hurt Muslims.
According to media reports, at least 17 Danish newspapers printed the blasphemous cartoon on Wednesday.
Source: The Nation