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After violent protests across the country, Pakistan’s government decided to seek a vote in parliament on Tuesday on whether to expel the French envoy over offensive caricatures of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad published in France last year. reports citing foreign media that the interior minister said.

The expulsion of the ambassador was demanded by the far-right Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) group, which the government banned last week after its members blocked main highways, assaulting police, and burning public property.

"After hours-long negotiations between the government and Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan [TLP], it is decided that we will present a resolution in the National Assembly and Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan will call off its protest across the country," Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, the interior minister, said in a video message.

2021.04.20 / 12:40
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