On Monday, Pakistan condemned the republication in French of blasphemous Sketches and the subsequent remarks by France President Emmanuel Macron, with a vigorous demonstration in front of the French ambassador, accompanied by resolutions in both houses of parliament.
The Senate and National Assembly resolutions were passed unanimously, as lawmakers on both sides of the divide asked for Pakistan’s ambassador in Paris to be recalled in protest, saying that the France president had damaged the feelings of billions of Muslims around the world Macron.
In a Twitter post, Prime Minister Imran Khan has blatantly denounced the remarks made by Macron. “A leader’s characteristic is that, like Mandela does, he unites human beings rather than separating them. This is a period when radicals should have been healing contact and refused room by Pres France Macron rather than causing more polarisation and marginalisation that eventually contributes to radicalization,” the PM stated.
Subsequently, many Pakistani actors went on to call Macron, asking him to apologise to Muslims worldwide. Actor Ahsan Khan emphasised that a republic is based on the actions of the French government that was not in accordance with the principles. If France is truly a republic, so there should be a democracy, there should be no insults against another religion. I thoroughly and wholeheartedly protest against this disrespect to our revered Prophet Muhammad ( PBUH), “said Ahsan.” This must end.
Meanwhile, in his criticism of Macron’s remarks, actor Feroze Khan was very straightforward. “Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) before others.”
Actor Yasir Hussain, who has developed a reputation for being frank on all such issues, expressed his sentiments in an Instagram post. “He said,” Agar France apnay Sadar kee tauheen bardasht Nahi Kar Raha to hum apnay Nabi kee tauheen kaisay bardasht karein (If France does not bear the insult of its Ruler, then how are we supposed to bear the insult of our Prophet ( PBUH)?