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UN attention drawn to desecration

March 22, 2011

Pakistan’s Permanent Representative at the United Nations Ambassador Abdullah Hussain Haroon. — Photo by PPI

UNITED NATIONS, March 22: Pakistan has drawn United Nations’ attention to the “despicable act” of desecration of the Holy Quran that was supervised by an American pastor in Florida on Tuesday, and urged the world body to fight “such tendencies” and promote interfaith harmony.

In a letter to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Pakistan’s permanent representative Abdullah Hussain Haroon voiced Pakistan’s strong condemnation of the burning of the holy book and expressed “profound regret and deep concern” at the increasing acts of the Islamphobia and growing trend of intolerance and hatred towards the Muslims as well as insults to their religious symbols and personalities.

The infamy, the ambassador said, was yet another manifestation of this trend. — APP