Paris’ criticism comes after a Pakistani official said President Macron was treating Muslims like Nazis treated Jews.

Protesters chant slogans as they set fire to a banner of President Emmanuel Macron during a protest in Karachi [File: Akhtar Soomro/Reuters]

France is demanding Pakistan withdraw comments made by one of its ministers that President Emmanuel Macron was treating Muslims like Nazis treated Jews in World War II.

The comments posted on Twitter by Pakistan’s Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari on Saturday came as part of a clash between Pakistan and France over the republication of caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad by satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo.

The images have sparked anger and protests in the Muslim world, especially in Pakistan.


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