Briefing newsmen afterwards Minister for Information Qamar Zaman Kaira said the cabinet set aside its formal agenda and turned it into a special session devoted to the one point agenda to discuss the production and circulation of blasphemous movie.
He said it will be public holiday on Friday to afford opportunity to the people to participate in peaceful demonstrations against the movie.
The Prime Minister appealed to the people to offer special prayers for strength and welfare of the Ummah.
Ishq-e-Rasool Conferences would be held at federal and provincial levels on the day. The Prime Minister would inaugurate the conference at the Convention Centre in Islamabad in the morning.
The cabinet adopted a resolution condemning in strongest terms the sacrilegious act of production of film that has injured sentiments of the Muslim Ummah.
It noted that the movie has not only injured sentiments of the Muslim Ummah but also harmed the inter-faith harmony and could‚ therefore‚ lead to extremism.
The cabinet urged the international community to take notice of this heinous act and take steps to prevent their recurrence in future.
It pointed out that freedom of expression doesn't give right to anyone or any organization to insult others through speech or writing and spread hatred.
The meeting requested President Asif Ali Zardari to take up the issue in a forceful manner when he visits New York next week to attend the UN General Assembly Session.
It also demanded convening of a special session of the OIC to demonstrate to the world the true feelings of the Ummah.
In his opening remarks at the cabinet meeting‚ the Prime Minister said he has directed the Ministry of Information Technology to block You-tube in order to register protest at the availability of this sacrilegious film on the website and our demand for its immediate removal.
He said a message should go to the World that the Federal Cabinet of Pakistan strongly condemns this sacrilegious film‚ which has created unrest amongst the Muslims.
He called upon the people of Pakistan to register their protest peacefully‚ observe restraint and refrain from damaging their own property.
On the issue of NRO case‚ Raja Pervez Ashraf said he told the Court that the Government has decided to withdraw ex-Attorney General's letter that was written to the Swiss authorities in the past.
Replying to a question Qamar Zaman Kaira said the government‚ parliament‚ nation and media stand united against the scourge of terrorism and extremism.
He urged the media personal to exercise restraint in live coverage of violent protests as these could enflame the sentiments of the people.
On the security of foreign diplomats in Islamabad he said the security arrangements for diplomatic enclave are already stringent and further steps would be taken to improve these.