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Pakistan parliament to decide France envoy's fate

DW, 21 Apr 2021
Pakistan's Parliament is set to decide if the French ambassador to the country should be expelled. The government agreed to take the matter to Parliament after negotiations with a hardline Islamist group that has led violent protests across the country.
The Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan or TLP has been demanding the expulsion of the French Ambassador since late last year, when French President Emmanuel Macron defended the re-publication of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
The government of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan banned the TLP under an anti-terrorism law last week and arrested its leader. But that only inflamed protests further.

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