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Pak to move UN for anti-blasphemy laws: PM Ashraf

Last Updated: Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 15:46

Karachi: Pakistan Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has reiterated his demand from the United Nations and other international organisations to come up with an effective legislation against all kinds of anti-Islam acts which harm the co-existence and harmony among the followers of different religions.

"We would go to the UN and OIC and get a law passed to stop anti-Islam activities, including blasphemy, forever," the News Agencies quoted Ashraf, as saying.

Ashraf said the government would fight on all diplomatic fronts to "stop the evil forces in the world from all kinds of anti-Islam activities".

Ashraf said the Muslims have respect and reverence for all prophets and messengers of God and also other religions in the world, and added that Muslims expect that followers of other religions would reciprocate in the same way.

He said President Asif Ali Zardari would raise the blasphemy issue in the UN General Assembly. He said the U.S. ambassador in Islamabad was summoned by the Foreign Office and strong protest was lodged with him over the blasphemous film made by a U.S. citizen.

First Published: Sunday, September 23, 2012 - 15:46

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