ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf has said that posting of a blasphemous video on the Internet had exposed the grey areas and undermined the objectives of the United Nations (UN).
The right to freedom of expression enshrined in the UN charter should not be abused by hurting the sentiments of 1.5 billion Muslims.
In a message to the UN on its 67th anniversary falling on Wednesday, the prime minister said the world body should put in place a mechanism to avoid recurrence of such incidents.
“The dream of durable peace cannot be realised without being mindful of new set of challenges to global peace, tranquillity and order. The UN and the entire civilised world should not allow a handful of individuals to damage the spirit of interfaith harmony and peaceful coexistence,” Prime Minister Ashraf said.
Reiterating Pakistan’s commitment to the UN charter, he said: “Let us vow to work for the fulfilment of objectives enshrined in the charter. Let us pledge to double our efforts for the establishment of durable peace in the world.”