People hold bamboo sticks and chant slogans during a rally against the alleged burning of the Quran, in Gujranwala, yesterday. Image Credit: AP

Lahore: Officials say police have broken up an angry mob threatening to burn a church on Saturday after the alleged burning of a Quran in eastern Pakistan.

Saeed Wahla, administrator of Gujranwala city, said the police charged 300 protesters that were marching towards a church, infuriated over rumours that Qurans had been burned by Christians.

Nabeel Awan, a local official, said a burned copy of the Quran had been found.

Christians make up two per cent of Pakistan's population and are often intimidated and subjected to mob violence.