July 7 (EUROPA PRESS) –
Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Pakistan this Friday to protest against the burning of the Koran last week during an event in Stockholm, the capital of Sweden, under the observation of the Police and with the consent of the authorities.
Although the Swedish government condemned the burning of the Koran, it also framed it within the right to freedom of expression, amid angry protests from the Muslim world, beginning with an attempted assault on the Swedish diplomatic headquarters in Baghdad (Iraq).
Now, Pakistan has become the scene of a massive march to mark the Day of the Holiness of the Koran, after the country’s Parliament urged the Swedish government earlier this week to take “appropriate measures” against the person responsible for the burning
Cities like Islamabad, Quetta or Lahore have gathered thousands of people while the country’s prime minister, Shebhaz Sharif, has once again denounced the incident on his Twitter account.
“As far as the Koran is concerned, the entire nation is united. The entire Muslim world is disturbed by the incident in Sweden,” he said in a message collected by the newspaper ‘Dawn’.