The French embassy in Pakistan has advised its citizens to leave the country as they could face serious threat amid the nationwide protests against France.
“Due to the serious threats to French interests in Pakistan, French nationals and French companies are advised to temporarily leave the country,” the embassy wrote in an email to the French citizens in Pakistan.
The mission said the departures would be carried out through existing commercial airlines.
A day ago, the federal government had banned the Tehreek e Labbaik Pakistan (TLP) for protesting against arrest of the TLP chief Saad Raza which led to killings and chaos in the country.
On Apr 14, Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed had said the federal government had decided to ban the TLP.
Making the announcement, Sheikh Rasheed Ahmed had said that the decision was taken under Anti-terrorism Act 1997 (11) B. “Two policemen have been martyred and 340 others have suffered injuries at the hands of the TLP protestors,” he had said while addressing media in Islamabad.
He had said ambulances and oxygen supply were stopped from going to hospitals and main arteries were blocked by the TLP activists.