Protest outside Quetta Press Club against the desecration of the Holy Quran in Sweden: Photo provided by Najeebullah

Staff Reporter: 

QUETTA: Political parties and members of civil society marched on various roads of the provincial capital to vent their anger against the Sweden government for the desecration of the holy Quran incident. The emotionally charged political workers and members of civil society demanded of the federal government to take practical steps against the accused involved in the desecration of the holy Quran in Sweden.

“Federal government should take up this issue with Sweden government”, Rahila Durrani, the former speaker of the Balochistan Assembly said. She said the accused has harmed the feelings of Muslims across the globe and it was not tolerable for the Ummah.

Protest demonstration by the PML N in Quetta

The Swedish government asked to take action against the accused 

Hundreds of people belonging to different political, and religious parties and other organizations staged protest rallies against disrespecting of holy Quran in Sweden and strongly condemned the Swedish government for not taking action against the accused involved in this barbaric act.

“Swedish ambassador should be called and asked about this act”, Sheikh Jaffar Khan Mandokhail, the Balochistan Chief of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League (N) demanded. He said this act has provoked Muslims across the globe and the masses of Pakistan were critical of this.

Charged activists chanted full-throated slogans

The charged activities of Sipah Sahaba, JUI Pakistan, JUI-F, PTI, PML-N, Jamaat Islami, and other parties took out separate protest rallies which passed through various roads and streets of this provincial capital casting placards and banners inscribed with the anti-Swedish government. They were chanting slogans and demanding the expulsion of the Swedish ambassador.
The participants of the protest rallies gathered in front of Quetta Press Club and the lawns of metropolitan corporation.

The administration had taken strict security measures to avoid the occurrence of any untoward incident on the eve of protests staged by political parties in the provincial capital.


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