|code: 312800||Date: 2012/05/03 - 18:25||source: IRNA|
Pakistan Senate condemns desecration of Holy Quran by a US Pastor
(Ahlul Bayt News Agency) - The Resolution was moved by Senator Farhatullah Babar of the ruling Pakistan Peoples Party after suspending the Rules of Business for the purpose. The Resolution was adopted with consensus of the Treasury and Opposition members by the House.
The Senate Resolution expressed concern that religious intolerance was increasing across national boundaries and geographical divides and cautioned against making exceptions and selectivity in condemning one set of intolerance and tolerating another.
Following is the text of the Resolution.
“The Senate of Pakistan condemns in the strongest possible terms the blasphemous act of a US pastor Terry Jones in desecrating the Holy Quran.
“This House has noted with grave concern that religious tolerance was fast eroding across national boundaries and religious divides, that this disharmony was increasing and it seemed to corroborate the ominous theory of a clash of civilizations.
“The House believes that values of tolerance and harmony cannot be fragmented and compartmentalized into Islamic or Christian etc.
“This House also cautions against making exceptions and selectivity in such cases as it will shake faith in the universal norms of the UN Charter.
“The House further believes that it was time to save the UN Charter and in this context calls upon the Secretary General of the UN to play his role.
“The House calls upon the United Nations to works out special plans for promoting cultural and religious harmony so that sanity and rationality were not completely destroyed”