National Assembly to decide on Friday on expulsion of French envoy


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An important session in the National Assembly held yesterday to debate on a resolution calling for the protection of the sanctity of the Prophethood of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in which the leadership of all the political parties were in attendance with exception of PPP.

Speaker Asad Qaiser adjourned the session that will resume on Friday.

The session was adjourned by the Speaker without reaching to any rational conclusion. Following to which he called upon both the ruling government and the Opposition parties to formulate a unanimous resolution through proper consensus and consultations.

Yesterday’s resolution stressed light upon whether the French ambassador to Pakistan should be expelled or not subsequent to the defending the right of the Charlie Hebdo magazine by the French President Emmanuel Macron for republish blasphemous caricatures to disrespect Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

The key points of the resolution presented in the National Assembly includes:

1. Condemns the publication of blasphemous caricatures by the French magazine Charlie Hebdo in September last year.

2. Regrets the behavior of the French president for encouraging the extremist mindset elements hurting the sentiments of billions of millions of Muslims in the name of freedom of expression.

3. Calls for apprising all the European countries, especially France, of the gravity of this matter.

4. Seeks detailed discussions with all the Muslim countries to take up issue jointly on international forums.

5. Calls for the state to decide matters of international relations and “no person, group or party can exert unnecessary illegal pressure in this regard”.

6. Calls for provincial governments to allocate specific sites for protests in all districts so that citizens’ daily life is not disrupted.



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