French embassy asks citizens to leave Pakistan over ‘serious threats’. “The departures will be carried out by existing commercial airlines.”. Three days of protests and clashes have led to chaos and the killing of three people, including two policemen, the Federal Ministry of Interior has said in a detailed report.
French mission in Pakistan has advised its citizens to leave the country over ‘serious threats’.
French embassy in Pakistan amidst violent protests by a religious party asks French nationals and French companies to temporarily leave Pakistan. French mission says departures will be carried out by existing commercial airlines.
The advisory by the French embassy in Pakistan comes amidst violent protests by a religious party.
“Due to the serious threats to French interests in Pakistan, French nationals and French companies are advised to temporarily leave the country,” the mission said in an email to French citizens.
The protests were organised in different cities across the country, while sit-ins were also staged in many parts of the country, causing massive traffic jams and distress to the citizens.
TLP the party behind the protests has demanded the expulsion of the French ambassador, ratification of a anti-blasphemy bill, and a ban on French goods.
The demands came in response to blasphemous sketches that were published in France, which had sparked protests across the Muslim world.