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Pakistan Islamists press for French ambassador's expulsion

Parliamentary resolution pushed by militant TLP party likely to hit economy

Supporters of the Islamist Tehrik-e-Labaik Pakistan political party demonstrate in Lahore on April 21.   © Reuters

KARACHI -- Unruly protests by the militant Islamist political party Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan, or TLP, may lead to the French ambassador's expulsion from Pakistan if a parliamentary resolution demanded by the militants is passed. Such a move could threaten foreign investment and economic recovery in the South Asian nation.

A session of the National Assembly was called Tuesday to vote on the expulsion of the French ambassador. The session was postponed until Friday, after the opposition demanded time to study the resolution and add to it.

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