ISLAMABAD: The Senate on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution strongly condemning the republication of blasphemous caricatures in Danish press.The resolution was moved by Leader of the House Wasim Sajjad and supported by all members in the House. It pointed out that publication of these caricatures and screenings of a sacrilegious movie were part of the campaign designed to denigrate Islam and hurt feelings of the Muslims across the world.
The Senate regretted attack on Islam and the Holy Prophet (PBUH) as these constitute moral crime and part of the political campaign directed at clash of civlisations. The resolution pointed out that such attempts which have serious implications on the harmonious relationship amongst religious communities cannot be accepted in the name of freedom of expression.
Later the Senate began discussion on overall political situation in the country. A motion to this effect was moved by leader of the opposition Mian Raza Rabbani. Initiating the debate, he said people of Pakistan gave clear mandate in the elections to political forces which have been struggling for democracy, supremacy of constitution, rule of law and independence of judiciary.
Chaudhry Muhammad Anwar Bhinder said for the first time elections were held on completion of the mandated five year term of the assembly and the credit for this goes to the Muslim League government. During question hours Minister for Water and Power Tariq Hameed told the House that extensive efforts were underway to produce 700 megawatt of wind power at Gharo-Keti Bandar wind corridor in Sindh by 2010. He said 9700 megawatt of wind power would be produced through private sector by 2030. He said letters of intent have been issued to 93 private investors for setting up wind power plants of 50 megawatt each.-SANA