ISLAMABAD : Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani on Monday said all the legislators from treasury and opposition benches would stage a protest demonstration before the Indian embassy in Islamabad on Friday.
He said this seconding the proposal of Maulana Atta-ur-Rehman during the debate in the Senate on the blasphemous comments, uttered by the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) leaders.
Sanjrani also planned to form a three-member delegation to raise the issue at the United Nations (UN) as it would discourage its reoccurrence anywhere in the world.
Seeking permission for open discussion on the issue, Leader of the House Azam Nazeer Tarar condemned the sacrilegious comments about Holy Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) by the BJP leaders in the strongest terms.
He said the BJP leaders had not only hurt the feelings of Indian Muslims but also the entire Ummah.
Leader of the Opposition Dr Waseem Shahzad said Islamophobia had taken the most lethal form in India. The Muslim Ummah should boycott the Indian products all over the world like that of the residents of some Middle Eastern countries.
Mushtaq Ahmed of Jamaat Islami said India wanted to rob the regional peace through creating religious disharmony. He proposed to call an immediate submit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to give a collective response in a befitting manner to India on the issue.
Ejaz Ahmed Chaudhry of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf said,”We should hold dialogue with world to control the burgeoning incidents of Islamophobia.”
Dr Asif Kirmani of PML-N said an international drive should be launched to sort out the solution of blasphemous issues on permanent basis, and the OIC and the UN should also be taken on board on the matter.