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French nationals in Pakistan defy their embassy’s call to leave after Islamist riots

The French community in Pakistan is torn between disbelief, fear and annoyance in reaction to their embassy’s call for them to leave the country after Francophobic rioting this week by an extremist Islamic party.Most, it seems, have decided to stay put.In a terse three-line email, accompanied by the words “urgent”, the embassy in Islamabad on Thursday recommended its nationals and French companies temporarily leave Pakistan, because of “serious threats”.The email, which did not specify the…


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