Pakistani journalists complain of "silence" in Greece following Qur'an burning in Sweden

Pakistani journalists

The Pakistan Journalists Club (Registered) Greece has complained on social media about the "continuous silence in Greece" following the burning of a Qur'an in Sweden.

"Continuous silence in Greece over the defamation of the Holy Quran by religious parties is a moment of concern," the organisation said in a Facebook post.

"We strongly condemn the burning of the holy Quran and Allah 372 under the auspices of the Stockholm government and the police," the post added.

Pakistan Journalist Club Greece

Meanwhile, Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif asked Sweden to take “serious action” against the desecration of the Qur'an and demanded a proper investigation into the incident “without any interference”.

The premier’s remarks come after a man desecrated the Quran in Sweden’s capital Stockholm last week, resulting in strong condemnation from several states, including Pakistan, Turkey, Jordan, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Iraq and Iran.

Sweden’s government also condemned the incident, calling it an “Islamophobic” act.

Addressing the federal cabinet, Shehbaz said the Pakistani people and government condemned the “disgusting incident” that took place in Sweden.

“Unfortunately, this is not the first incident to take place … such heart-wrenching incidents have taken place previously as well. They highlight that Muslims in Sweden, who are a minority, are facing Islamophobia and hatred.

“The Pakistani government condemns this narrative made of hatred and discrimination,” he asserted and urged the Swedish government to take action.

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