LAHORE – Minority members of the provincial assembly (MPA) from both the treasury and the opposition benches on Friday protested against the Holy Quran’s desecration by US Pastor Terry Jones and labeled him a terrorist. They also demanded a formal apology from the US and urged the federal government to summon the US ambassador to Pakistan and seek an explanation on the issue. The minority MPAs were wearing black armbands and said that the incident had brought a bad name for all
HAFIZABAD – The Hafizabad District Bar will observe complete strike against the Holy Quran’s desecration committed by a Pastor Terry Jones in Florida, a state of America. It was stated in a press release issued here the other day. Meanwhile, Jamaat-e-Islami Hafizabad Amir Dr Yaseen Insari and Secretary General Amanullah Chatta said that American government was involved in the desecration of the Holy Quran. They criticised Pop Benedict’s favour to blasphemy accused Asia and demanded
SAHIWAL – Religious parties took out a procession to protest against the American bishop for desecrating the Holy Quran and stressed the Pakistan government to take serious notice of this act. They said the Muslims could not tolerate this incident and added that American government should punish the bishop to satisfy them.
QUETTA – Balochistan Assembly Wednesday adopted a unanimous resolution to condemn the desecration of the Holy Quran by church pastors Wayne Sapp and Terry Jones in the United States. Assembly members expressed their deep concern over the shameful act, adding that it hurt the sentiments of Muslims and called upon federal government to convene a conference of all Islamic countries to evolve a comprehensive strategy against repeated desecration of the Holy Quran and prophets.
ISLAMABAD – Bishop Michael of Fatima Jinnah Church, Islamabad said on Thursday that the desecration of the Holy Quran by self-styled evangelical priest Terry Jones not only hurt the feelings of Muslims, but of Christians as well. The bishop told a press conference here at the National Press Club that Christian teachings strongly condemned desecration of God’s scriptures.
He claimed that before the inception of Pakistan and in the early days, Muslims and Christians lived together
ISLAMABAD – Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) on Thursday asked the government to convene emergency meetings of the UN and foreign ministers of the entire Muslim world to record protest at the international level against the desecration of the Holy Quran by an American pastor. Speaking at a news conference here, JI Secretary General Liaqat Baloch termed the desecration of the Holy Quran by the pastor as ‘ideological terrorism’ of the US and the West which, he said, was condemnable in the strongest
LAHORE – Minorities Wing of the Pakistan People’s Party staged a demonstration on Thursday outside the Lahore Press Club against pastors Terry Jones and Wayne Sapp, who desecrated the Holy Quran in Florida. Addressing the protesters, Christian leaders including central PPP leader Napolean Qayyum denounced the unfortunate incident in the strongest terms and urged the US government and the United Nations to take stern action against the two pastors for hurting the sentiments of people
LAHORE – Different Christian institutes of Lahore under the auspices of National Council for Interfaith Dialogue, URI Pakistan and Justice Peace Commission on Thursday condemned the desecration of the Quran by an American Pastor Terry Jones. Pakistan Massihah Party also held a protest in this connection in front of the Lahore Press Club.
Christian community leaders, Fr Francis Nadeem, Fr Abid Habib, Fr James Channan (OP) and Fr Samson Dilawar held that Jones was not a Christian
ISLAMABAD – Dr. Fehmida Mirza, Speaker National Assembly has strongly condemned the desecration of Holy Quran.
In a statement, the Speaker expressed her anguish and resentment over the burning of the Holy Quran. She said this incident is worst kind of religious prejudice and conspiracy to start clash of civilizations and destruction of world peace.
The Speaker said this act has greatly hurt the feelings of Muslims around the globe. Therefore, strict action should be taken
Islamabad – Pakistani Muslims and Christians stage a protest beside a burning effigy of US pastor Terry Jones, in Islamabad. Pakistan has strongly condemned the “deliberate desecration” of the Koran by a US evangelical preacher in a church in Florida, calling it a setback for global efforts to promote harmony. The burning was carried out by pastor Wayne Sapp under the supervision of Terry Jones, who last year drew condemnation over his aborted plan to ignite a pile of the Islamic holy
ISLAMABAD – Workers of Aalami Tanzeem Ahl-e-Sunnat (ATAS) held a gathering outside the National Press Club (NPC) on Wednesday to protest against the insult to Islamic sanctities by a US pastor. Holding placards, protestors shouted slogans against the US and pastor Terry Jones. Addressing the gathering, ATAS leader Pir Muhammad Afzal Qadri said if the US could came to Iraq and Afghanistan to search Osama bin Laden, why had it not investigated the acts of the US pastor. “I, as a well
LAHORE – The Punjab Assembly (PA) on Tuesday passed two unanimous resolutions against the desecration of the Holy Quran by US Pastor Terry Jones and Wayne Sapp at Florida, US. Members from both the treasury and opposition benches joined hands and chanted anti-US slogans and blamed the US and Israel for the incident. The members of provincial assembly (MPA) also staged a protest led by PA Deputy Speaker Rana Mashood. As soon as the House proceedings started, Pakistan Muslim
LAHORE – The Jamaat-e-Ahle Sunnat Pakistan (JAP) will hold countrywide protests on Friday, March 25, to protest against the desecration of the Holy Quran in Florida, US. JAP Secretary General Riaz Shah called an emergency meeting of more than 500 clerics who will issue decrees which will be announced outside the Lahore Press Club on March 25. He said that JAP will also hold protests against Quran’s desecration in the US.