Pakistan condemns reprints of blasphemous cartoons

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Saturday strongly condemned the reproduction of Danish caricatures of Holy Prophet (Peace be upon him) by a Norwegian newspaper.

The Foreign Office strongly condemned the reprinting of the blasphemous Danish caricatures of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) in a newspaper in Norway.

Pakistan urged Norway to take appropriate measures and ensure that the people who committed this blasphemous act were appropriately reprimanded.

The caricatures were originally printed in a Danish newspaper back in 2006 and sparked tremendous outrage in the Muslim world as thousands protested in Muslim countries across the world, including in Pakistan. The artist of the cartoons Kurt Westergaard was also attacked on January 2, 2010 in his home by a 28-year-old Somalian man, who was armed with an axe and a knife, but escaped unhurt and his attacker was apprehended.

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