The French Embassy Told Its Citizens to Leave Pakistan

 The French Embassy Told Its Citizens to Leave Pakistan

The French embassy confirmed the message to its citizens to leave Pakistan.

According to French embassy officials, we have sent security notes to our citizens in Pakistan.

Officials say a note was sent to French nationals in Pakistan on the current situation.

According to officials, French nationals have been asked to leave Pakistan for temporary security measures.

Embassy officials say the French embassy will remain open, with the embassy working with limited staff due to Corona.

According to officials, the embassy is fully operational despite its limited staff.

According to the foreign news agency, the French embassy has sent a special e-mail to the citizens residing in Pakistan stating that French interests in Pakistan are under serious threat, due to which French citizens and companies would be advised. 

That he should leave Pakistan temporarily. French nationals departing from Pakistan will be flown out of the country by commercial airlines.

On the other hand, a spokesman for the French embassy also confirmed that French nationals residing in Pakistan have been warned that they could be in danger in view of the ongoing situation in the country.

Background of French instruction

A few months ago, the French magazine Charlie Hebdo published blasphemous sketches, a move that drew outrage from Muslims around the world. French President Emmanuel Macron added fuel to the fire by voicing support for Charlie Hebdo.

In Pakistan, the Tehreek-e-Lubaik Pakistan (TLP) staged a protest, on which the government signed a written agreement with the movement.

Under which the issue of deportation of the French ambassador from the country was to be brought in the parliament. In this regard, the current head of Tehreek-e-Lubaik Pakistan, Saad Rizvi, had also announced a long march towards Islamabad in case of non-compliance with the agreement by April 20.

Even before the expiration of the agreement, Saad Rizvi was arrested by the government, on which TLP workers blocked important roads across the country, including Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi. 

During this time there were violent incidents in many places. While more than 300 people were injured in the clashes while trying to disperse the workers, several others, including two policemen, were killed.