Only Pakistan protested against ‘anti-Islam’ film on state level: Kaira
LALAMUSA: Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Qamar Zaman Kaira has said the government of Pakistan is the only one across the world which protested against the sacrilegious film at state level.
Talking to media and various delegations at Dera Kaira on Saturday, Kaira said the prime minister had announced a public holiday on Friday to observe ‘Youm-e-Ishq-e-Rasool’ for registering protest at federal capital and four provincial capitals including Azad Kashmir and Gilgat-Baltistan against ‘anti-Islam film’.
He said, by declaring Friday as ‘Youm-e-Ishq-e-Rasool’ and a public holiday, the government provided the people an opportunity to register their protest peacefully.
The minister expressed his concern over the violent protests and said that it gave a wrong message to the world.
He said “We along with our children are ready to scarifice our lives for Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and we cant not tolerate any profanity”.
“Our prophet (PBUH) is a blessing for us and even for the enemies …” he said and added that there was no room for violence in Islam and that a deliberate effort was made to sabotage government’s efforts for peaceful demonstrations.