Politicians slam burning of Holy Quran in Sweden.

LAHORE -- Political leaders across the party line have condemned the burning of the Holy Quran during a right-wing protest in Sweden.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, PTI Chairman Imran Khan, outgoing Punjab chief minister Parvez Elahi, and the OIC secretary-general strAongly condemned the hurtful act on Sunday.

The prime minister strongly condemned the despicable act of desecration of the Holy Quran by a right-wing extremist in Sweden the other day.

'No words are enough to adequately condemn the abhorrable act of desecration of the Holy Quran by a right-wing extremist in Sweden. The garb of the freedom of expression cannot be used to hurt the religious emotions of 1.5 billion Muslims across the world. This is unacceptable,' the premier said in a tweet posted on his official account.

Former prime minister Imran Khan 'strongly condemned' the act and said his government had sponsored a landmark resolution in the UN to combat Islamophobia.

PM Shehbaz, PTI chairman and OIC head denounce the act

'Strongly condemn [the] burning of Holy Quran yesterday at a protest in Sweden. Last March on our govt's initiative the UNGA passed OIC sponsored landmark [resolution] on International Day to Combat IslaAmophobia. It recognised that IslamAophobic acts were not an expression of freedom of speech,' he said in a tweet.

Parvez Elahi also took to Twitter to condemn the act.

'[I] strongly condemn the desecration of the Holy Quran in Sweden,' he said in a series of tweets while calling the act 'despicable' and 'hurtful'.

'There should be no space for such acts in civilised societies. No civilised society could even think of desecrating a holy book.'

He added that the reverence for the Holy Quran was part of every Muslim's faith and such acts cannot be tolerated in the garb of freedom of speech.

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