The Pakistan federal government will officially observe Yaum-e-Taqaddus-e-Quran on Friday to hold countrywide protests against the desecration of the Holy Quran in Sweden and convene a joint parliamentary session a day earlier, The decision was made during a meeting that Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif presided over to talk about the problem of the Holy Quran's desecration in Sweden.
It was decided that countrywide protests will take place on Friday, July 7, to condemn the act. The entire country, including all the political parties, was urged to take part in the protest by the prime minister. Also, the Pakistan government said it will call a joint session of parliament on July 6 to develop a national policy on the subject and represent public opinion through the parliamentary process, according to ARY News.
The joint session would also pass a resolution denouncing the Holy Quran's desecration. This is seen as an attempt by the Pakistani establishment to sway away the people's attention from the current economic mess and bind them with the intoxication of religious flare.