After a man desecrated the Holy Quran in the Norwegian city of Kristiansand, Pakistan conveyed its ‘deep concern’ to the ambassador of Norway on Saturday.
“Pakistan’s condemnation of this action was reiterated. It was underscored that such actions hurt the sentiments of 1.3 billion Muslims around the world, including those in Pakistan. Furthermore, such actions could not be justified in the name of freedom of expression,” read a press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Pakistan also urged the Norwegian authorities to “prevent the recurrence of any such incident in the future”.
“The Ambassador of Pakistan in Oslo has also been instructed to convey Pakistan’s protest and deep concern to the Norwegian authorities,” stated the press release.