The Senate on Monday has adopted a unanimous resolution against the blasphemous sketch competition in the Netherlands. 

In June the Dutch anti-Islam politician Greet Wilders announced holding of a sketch competition depicting Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

The resolution against the blasphemous caricature competition was presented by the Leader of the House Shibli Faraz in the Senate session.

The competition will be held at the end of the year and the government of Pakistan should summon the Dutch envoy to record protest and raise this issue on the United Nations Security Council, the resolution stated.

After the passing of resolution Prime Minister Imran Khan addressed the upper House of the Parliment for the first time.

He said, "a few Europeans understand the hurting of Muslim sentiments over blasphemous content".

"I understand the European mindset and they do not understand the love Muslims have for their Prophet (PBUH)", he added.

Our government will prioritise this issue and take it up with the global Muslim body, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), he assured.

While speaking in the Senate, he said his austerity drive is aimed at getting people realized that their government will spend their tax money on their welfare instead of useless expenses. He said we need to change colonial mindset to serve the masses in a better way.

The prime minister said steps are being taken to reduce expenditure, check money laundering, generate revenue, and reform Federal Bureau of Revenue. He said enabling environment will be created for overseas Pakistanis to invest in their own country.

Imran Khan said he will go on foreign visits after setting the internal house in order and improving governance in the country.

Imran said he came to Senate to show that he believes in strengthening the parliament. He said a prime minister question time will be introduced in the National Assembly, where he will himself give answers to questions every fortnightly. Imran Khan said he will also come to the Upper House to respond queries of senators.

The opposition staged a token walkout for its demand to constitute a parliamentary commission to probe rigging in the recently concluded general election.

The chair appointed Senators Haroon Khan, Muhammad Ali Saif, and Maulana Abdul Ghafoor Haideri as presiding officers for the current session of the Upper House.

The chair also congratulated Senator Syed Shibli Faraz for assuming charge of the leader of the house. He also appreciated the role of outgoing leader of the opposition in the Senate Sherry Rehman for raising the image of the House.