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France advises citizens to leave Pakistan amid Anti-France protests



France has called its citizens and companies back from Pakistan due to an increase in Anti-french protests with the country.

The French government, as usual, has found out a short-term way to run away from the worldwide hatred. Instead of apologizing to Muslims for hurting their religious sentiments and limiting the freedom of speech for Muslims too (as they did for Jews in form of Anti-semitism and Holocaust denial laws), they have simply called their citizens back.

Read: France has limited freedom of speech, an Op-ed on Global Village Space.

After French President Macron’s hateful statement, Boycott France had been trending in the world. First Bangladesh carried out an Anti-France protest on 27th October 2020. BBC estimated the presence of more than 40,000 people in the protest.

After the death of TLP chief Khadim Hussain Rizvi, his son Saad Rizvi became the chief of Tahreek-e-Labaik Pakistan. The far-right political party had given the deadline of 20th April to the government to kick the French ambassadors out of the country. Just before the ending of the deadline, the government arrested the TLP leader Saad Hussain Rizvi which led the Muslims and TLP followers to the countrywide protests.

A French official from the Islamabad embassy had revealed that “We have advised our citizens and companies to leave Pakistan temporarily”. He further added that ” The decision was taken following the serious threats to the French Interest in Pakistan”. Another official told that they have emailed French nationals for their departure.

On the other hand, the Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs said “We were aware of France’s advice in this situation”.

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