Pakistan Islamists take police hostage as anti-France protests continue

Apr 18, 2021 | INVESTING

Police in Pakistan said a hardline Islamist group had taken at least six security personnel hostage at its headquarters in Lahore on Sunday after a week of violent clashes following the arrest of the group’s leader.The Tehrik-i-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) group had given the government an April 20 deadline to expel the French ambassador over the publication of cartoons in France depicting the Prophet Mohammad. The authorities responded by arresting its leader, prompting supporters to hold protests…

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