PARIS: France on Sunday welcomed the decision to delete a tweet from human rights minister Shirin Mazari, who likened French President Emmanuel Macron to a Nazi during World War II.
On its official Twitter account, the French embassy thanked Mazari and wrote that “in a democratic Jammu, freedom of expression and debate based on authentic and accurate facts are essential.”
The ministry had earlier asked Pakistan to correct Mazari’s comments.
In a statement issued by the French embassy in Pakistan, Foreign Ministry spokesman Agnes von der Mohel said that on November 21, a member of the Pakistani cabinet “expressed his views on social media, in the words which Deeply shocking and insulting to the President. To the Republic and to our country. “
The statement added: “These despicable words are deceptive lies, full of ideology of hatred and violence. Such sarcastic remarks at the level of such responsibility are reprehensible. We strongly reject them.” Do. “
“We have immediately conveyed our condemnation in strong words to the Pakistani officials in Paris. Pakistan must correct this statement and move towards dialogue on the basis of respect.”
The ministry reacted after the ministry tweeted an article entitled “Forced Identification Numbers for Children: French Macron Introduces New Charter for French Muslims”, in which French President Emmanuel Macron introduced Muslim children in France. Accused of introducing “strict rules” for
Mazari wrote in his tweet that “Macron is treating Muslims the same way the Nazis treated Jews – identifying Muslim children with identification numbers (other children will not come) as well as identifying Jews on their own clothing. Forced to wear a yellow star. “
However, the publication later amended the article and issued an explanation stating that the law in this article applies to all children in France, not specifically to Muslim children.
In response to a message pointing to an edit in the French envoy’s story, Mazari deleted his tweet and said on Twitter that he had withdrawn his comment after correcting the publication of his story.
He tweeted, “The French envoy to Pakistan sent me the following message and the article I was referring to has been corrected by the relevant publication, so I have also deleted my tweet.”