Pakistan to press UN, OIC for international restrictions on speech in line with Islamic blasphemy laws

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday said that the absence of an international policy against the generation of blasphemous content is a “collective failure” on part of the Muslim countries.

Addressing the Senate for the first time as prime minister, Imran Khan said his government will raise the matter before the United Nations (UN), adding: “However, I do not think that would do much.”

The Senate had passed a resolution to bring the UN’s attention to the matter regarding the announcement by the leader of Dutch Freedom Party and Parliamentarian Geert Wilders to hold a competition of blasphemous caricatures. The Foreign Office (FO) last week had called the charge d’affaires of the Netherlands to record a protest against the announcement by Wilders.

“Our government will raise the matter in the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and ask the Muslim countries to come up with a collective policy that could then be brought up at international forums.”

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