France raises concern with Pak over remarks made by Human Rights Minister Mazari, asks to rectify ‘insulting’ feedback

The French government has officially raised its considerations over the “shocking” remarks made by Pakistan Human rights minister Shireen Mazari with the Pakistani mission in Paris. 

The French overseas ministry in an announcement termed the remarks as “insulting” and mentioned, “these hateful words are blatant lies, imbued with an ideology of hatred and violence. Such slander is unworthy of this level of responsibility. We reject them with the greatest firmness”.

The considerations have been raised with the Pakistani Chargé d’affaires in Paris asking Islamabad to “rectify this statement and return to the path of dialogue based on respect”

The Pakistani Cabinet minister, also referred to as “Lady Taliban” had tweeted a narrative, making disparaging remarks on French President Emmanuel Macron. 

She mentioned, “Macron is doing to Muslims what the Nazis did to the jews” 

The story she shared was “fake news”, the Pakistani Mission in France instantly Quoted Retweeted her. In reality, Marc Baréty, the French ambassador to Pakistan had raised the matter with the minister herself. 

Several protests have occurred in Pakistan over the French government’s protection of the publication of cartoons depicting Prophet Muhammad. The publication of cartoons led to a number of terror assaults in France.

Pakistan earlier this month noticed a large protest by far-right Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan blocking the way in which to the capital Islamabad. The demand of the protestors was the expulsion of the French envoy to Pakistan. 

The Pakistani nationwide meeting had even handed a decision to recall the Pakistani envoy to France, solely to later uncover that Pakistan at current would not have a full-fledged envoy to Paris.


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