Web Desk: Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders said late Thursday he has cancelled a planned blasphemous caricatures contest, the Associated Press reported.
According to AP, the event has been cancelled by the organizer.
BREAKING: Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker cancels Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest that sparked Pakistan protests.
— The Associated Press (@AP) August 30, 2018
Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said on Thursday announced that the government will lodge a strong protest at the international fora against the blasphemous caricatures of prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
In a video message, the Prime Minister said that prophet Muhammad (PBUH) lives in every hearts of Muslim and it is the worrying matter for every Muslim.
PM Imran further urges whole Muslim world to strongly raise this sensitive issue at the United Nations from the platform of Organization of Islamic Cooperation in order to resolve it for good.
On the other hand, Tehreek-e-labbaik Pakistan has called off the protest against the blasphemous ‘Caricature Competition’ after it was called Dutch lawmaker.
The rally led by Tehreek-e-labbaik Pakistan reached Islamabad to lodge protest against the blasphemous ‘Caricature Competition’ to be held in Netherland.
The protesters have demanded the authorities to expel Netherland’s ambassador to Pakistan from the country, threatening to stage sit-in in the capital.
Comprising hundreds of supporters of the religiopolitical party, the rally reached Islamabad on Thursday night via G.T. Road. Commuters are experiencing heavy traffic jams on routes leading to Islamabad because of the march.