Qureshi raises issue of sacrilegious caricatures with Dutch counterpart

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ISLAMABAD: Foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Tuesday contacted his Dutch counterpart and raised issue of sacrilegious caricatures.
Shah told Dutch foreign minister sacrilegious caricatures have hurt the sentiments of Muslims across globe.
Shah also warned his Dutch counterpart appalling acts will only fuel intolerance and hatred among believers of different faiths.
Earlier yesterday, the upper house of the parliament on Monday unanimously adopted resolution condemning publication of blasphemous cartoons in Netherlands.
As per details garnered, the resolution was tabled by Leader of the House Shibli Faraz.
The resolution binds federal govt to lodge strong protest with Netherlands and used diplomatic prowess to raise this issue on all international forums.
The resolution also urges ministry of religious affairs to consult religious scholars for devising a mutual strategy on the issue.
The resolution also urges the federal govt to raise the issue of blasphemous content in the United Nations Security Council.

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