The cancellation of sacrilegious contest is moral victory of whole Muslim Ummah: FM

The Foreign Minister of Pakistan Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Thursday said that it was a great moral victory of the whole Muslim Ummah that the Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders cancelled plans to hold a contest of blasphemous caricatures.

Flanked by the Minister of State for Interior, Shah Mehmood Qureshi addressed a press conference along with the leadership of the Tehreek Labaik Pakistan Pir Afzal Qadri late Thursday night.

The Tehreek Labaik Pakistan leadership later announced the end of the long March, of thousands of people that had entered Rawalpindi late Thursday night, from Lahore.

Qureshi said the new government of PTI immediately after coming into power raised the issue internationally at all forums. He said the Parliament unanimously passed a resolution condemning the plans to hold the blasphemous caricature contest. He said the minority members were at the forefront in condemning this heinous act.

He said he discussed the matter with his counterparts from important Capitals and it was agreed to use the platform of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to present a unanimous stance and seek an end to repeat of such sacrilegious acts.

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