Pakistan calls in paramilitary after deadly protests Apr 14, 2021 0 256 12345 dpa IslamabadPakistan on Tuesday called in paramilitary forces to break up protests by radical Islamists seeking the expulsion of the French ambassador over the publication of caricatures of the prophet Mohammed in France last year.Paramilitary Rangers would back police in the central province of Punjab, where three people were killed in protests by members of the far-right Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) group, police official Abdul Waheed said.Thousands of TLP activists blocked highways and chocked streets in major cities on Monday after the group’s leader Saad Rizvi was arrested for warning the government to expel the French ambassador.The government promised to discuss the expulsion in November, when thousands of TLP activists blocked one of the major entrances to the capital Islamabad.Police on Tuesday pushed back protestors to reopen highways linking the cities, but several parts of the city of Lahore remained under their control, Waheed said.TLP activists, who have violent protests and sit-ins to put pressure on the government in the past, clashed with police in the southern city of Karachi, police official Rab Nawaz said.The protests briefly suspended critical oxygen supply to Lahore hospitals and clinics treating Covid-19 patients overnight, but the supply was restored under police guard. The caricatures were first published in the satirical French magazine Charlie Hebdo in 2015, causing protests.Any depiction of Mohammed is forbidden in Islam and is deemed offensive by Muslims. Pages 12 RELATED ARTICLES Iran plans to increase uranium enrichment to 60 percent Apr 14, 2021 0 1130 India clears Russia’s Sputnik V, to allow more foreign vaccines to fight virus Apr 14, 2021 0 332 Biden wants to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan by September 11 Apr 14, 2021 0 274 Extra shifts at Tehran cemetery as new infections reach peak in Iran Tehran: After the outbreak of a fourth wave of the coronavirus in Iran, the country has again recorded a peak in new infections. According to the Ministry of Health on Tuesday, almost 25,000 new infections were recorded in .. UN envoy urges warring Yemeni sides to ‘silence guns’ for Ramadan dpa Amman United Nations special envoy to Yemen Martin Griffiths called on warring parties in the country’s six-year conflict to halt fighting during the month of Ramadan. “I wish the people of Yemen a blessed and .. Human rights court condemns Turkey over detention of two journalists Strasbourg: The European Court of Human Rights has condemned Turkey for the detention of two journalists in the wake of the 2016 coup attempt. The imprisonment of Ahmet Altan and Murat Aksoy constituted, among other .. Investigators downloaded cockpit recorder from crashed Indonesian jet Jakarta: Indonesian investigators have successfully downloaded the content of the cockpit voice recorder from a passenger jet that crashed into the sea in January with 62 people on board, an official said Tuesday. The ..