French diplomats advised to stay indoors



ISLAMABAD: The French diplomats residing in Islamabad have been advised to stay indoors keeping in view the recent blasphemous cartoons issue.

According to details the French diplomats are required not to attend public gatherings and functions in order to avoid any untoward incident because public sentiments on the cartoons issue are highly charged.

The diplomats have been asked to wait for the proper moment in order to resume their work outside the mission. It may be mentioned here that the Foreign Office on Monday called the French envoy and handed over Pakistan’s reaction.

The envoy was told that the French president’s remarks have greatly hurt sentiments of the people. Even the Prime Minister of Pakistan had to issue a strong worded statement.