Pakistan's National Assembly unanimously passed a resolution condemning the publication of blasphemous caricatures in France and the "resurgence of Islamophobic acts" in some countries after a noisy session that witnessed the government and opposition delivering fiery speeches against each other.
Pakistan’s National Assembly also passed a resolution to recall its ambassador in France. However, there's a slight problem with the resolution -- Pakistan does not have an ambassador in France. Pakistan's last ambassador in France, Moin-ul-Haq, was transferred to China three months ago. Ever since Moin-ul-Haq’s transfer to China, Pakistan has not yet designated an ambassador to France.
Meanwhile, Twitter users brutally trolled Pakistan over this blunder. "Hilarious. Imran Khan makes a fool of himself again. Pakistan brings in a resolution against France and decides to recall their envoy from France. Only problem being Pakistan doesn’t have an envoy to France right now," said a Twitter user. "Pakistan's parliament calls for recall of envoy to France, but fails to check, theres no envoy there," wrote another Twitter user.
Here are a few Twitter reactions:
The recent incidents are set to deteriorate the relations between Pakistan and France as the former from the last few days had chided the French leader over his remarks in the aftermath of the killing of a teacher in Paris after he had shown cartoons of the Prophet during a class he was leading on free speech.
The European leader pledged to fight "Islamist separatism", which he said was threatening to take control in some Muslim communities around France.
Macron remarks did not go well with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan who slammed the French President, saying that he has "chosen to deliberately provoke Muslims".
Taking to Twitter, Khan said, "Hallmark of a leader is he unites human beings, as Mandela did, rather than dividing them. This is a time when Pres Macron could have put healing touch and denied space to extremists rather than creating further polarisation and marginalisation that inevitably leads to radicalisation."
"By attacking Islam, clearly without having any understanding of it, President Macron has attacked and hurt the sentiments of millions of Muslims in Europe and across the world."
(With ANI inputs)