Pakistan PM Imran Khan battles fallout from France blasphemy row

Apr 20, 2021 | INVESTING

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan had hoped a fight over cartoons of the Prophet Mohammed would result in an easy win – placating the ultraconservative quarters at home while being hailed as a defender of Islam abroad.The gamble seems to have backfired spectacularly. For the past week, riots have again engulfed Pakistan, with police officers killed and taken hostage, and the French embassy taking the “urgent” step of advising its citizens to leave the country.Khan is now scrambling to keep…

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