ISLAMABAD-Country-wide protests were held on Friday to protest against publication of blasphemous caricatures by a French magazine.
Speaking at rallies in different cities and towns and during Juma congregations, religious scholars and leaders of public opinion strongly condemned the sacrilegious act of the French journal.
They emphasized that attack on the daily was deplorable but it was equally unfortunate to injure feelings of 1.5 billion Muslims in the name of freedom of expression and media. They said there should be limits to such freedoms as they cannot be allowed to impinge upon fundamental rights of other people.
The speakers urged the international community especially the United Nations to take serious notice of such provocative activities of some sections of the Western media, as these run against the spirit of inter-faith harmony, which is dire need of the time.