ISLAMABAD - The Upper House of the Parliament on Monday passed a unanimous resolution condemning in strongest terms the anti-Islam film stating that the airing of the movie seemed to be a vilification campaign to malign Islam, Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and the Holy Quran.The resolution moved by Leader of the Opposition in the Senate Ishaq Dar further said that all is being done on the pretext and behind the smoke screen of freedom of speech and expression. All the Parliamentary parties in the House including independent members endorsed the resolution. Foreign Office would send the copies of the resolution to UN, Organisation of Islamic Conference (OIC), US and other Western countries as well as international organisations for further necessary action on the direction of the Chairman Senate Syed Nayyer Hussain Bokhari.The House urged upon the govt to take appropriate and effective steps to mobilise the governments and people of all Muslim and peace-loving countries of the world to resort to all necessary (diplomatic and other) measures to condemn and counter these efforts which threaten peace and harmony between different religions and cultures. “This House conveys its deep concern over a systematic, conscious and well-orchestrated connivance to consistently splash out and propagate hate literature, blasphemous caricatures and statements to aggravate religious sentiments of 1.5 billion Muslims across the globe,” says the text of the resolution. It called upon the United Nations and other International fora to promote peace and harmony, mutual human respect, tolerance, and, above all, safeguard all human beings from abuse and torture of all kinds, irrespective of the colour, creed, race, religion, national identity and political strength. The House through the resolution strongly recommended that the right of freedom of speech and freedom of expression should not be allowed to be abused to create inter-faith fissures and to hurt sentiments of followers of a certain faith. “This House is of the considered opinion that such incidents provide extremists and terrorists organizations a good justification and a supposedly higher moral ground in recruiting, promoting and exporting extremism and terrorism, and take advantage of this to create more cleavages between followers of different religions and stoke up hatred and mistrust,” stated the resolution. The House said a few irresponsible individuals or small organisations, no matter which ethnic group, religion, or country they belonged to, must not be allowed to damage and spoil international peace, understanding, goodwill and coexistence among peoples of various faiths. The Senate urged upon the United Nations that an international law/framework should be devised making incumbent upon all member States to jointly work towards interfaith harmony by introducing laws entailing deterrent punishments in order to discourage and prevent the production and outflow of blasphemous material aiming at insulting or ridiculing all religions, holy personalities and other sacred scriptures.