Pakistan parliament postpones debate on expelling French ambassador
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Al-Araby

Pakistan’s parliament has postponed until Friday a debate on whether the country should expel the French ambassador, as the government bids to appease a radical party that has threatened more violent protests unless the envoy is kicked out. The Tehreek-i-Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) has waged an anti-France campaign for months since President Emmanuel Macron defended the right of a satirical magazine to republish cartoons depicting the Prophet Mohammed — an act deemed blasphemous by many Muslims. Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed on Tuesday said the government had held negotiations with TLP lea…

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