Media reports say that following the recent incident where an Iraqi migrant burned a Quran outside a mosque in Stockholm, the Swedish government is considering a proposal to criminalize the desecration of sacred books.

This act has sparked significant anger among the Muslim and religious communities worldwide.  Swedish Justice Minister, Gunnar Strommer, stated that “the burning of the Quran has undermined the internal security of Sweden.”

It is also claimed that the Quran burning has jeopardized Sweden's chances of joining NATO, considering Turkiye’s significant role in approving the request.

Meanwhile, Dawn reports that strongly condemning the desecration of the Holy Quran in Sweden, Pakistan’s parliament in its specially-convened joint sitting on Thursday passed a unanimous resolution, urging Swedish authorities to take “appropriate steps against the perpetrator(s), including but not limited to legal action and to ensure that no such act takes place in future.”

Through the resolution tabled by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Murtaza Javed Abbasi after a brief debate on the incident, the lawmakers reportedly also called for “dealing the incidents of Islamophobia with the same seriousness as hate against other religions.”

The carefully-drafted resolution reportedly also urges relevant international organizations and states to legislate to criminalize desecration of holy symbols of religions, including holy books, personalities, places of worship and followers, stating that “this House believes in respecting all religions, beliefs and their holy books”.