Pakistani Minister deletes tweet comparing French President Emmanuel Macron to Nazi rule
Islamabad: Pakistan's Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari recently deleted a tweet in which she had described French President Emmanuel Macron treating the Muslims in his nation in the same way as Nazis behaved with the Jews during World War 2.
The Minister said the French envoy had sent her a message regarding the website's correction, after which she had decided to delete the tweet.
Mazari tweeted, "The French Envoy to Pak sent me the following message and as the article I had cited has been corrected by the relevant publication, I have also deleted my tweet on the same."
.The French Foreign Ministry had earlier condemned harsh statements against President Emmanuel Macron made by Pakistan’s Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari.
Mazari wrote on Twitter that "Macron is doing to Muslims what the Nazis did to the Jews - Muslim children will get ID numbers (other children won't) just as Jews were forced to wear the yellow star on their clothing for identification."
The French Envoy to Pak sent me the following message and as the article I had cited has been corrected by the relevant publication, I have also deleted my tweet on the same. pic.twitter.com/mgOS5RFYwm— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) November 22, 2020
Commenting on the tweet, a spokesperson of the French Foreign Ministry said on Saturday that Pakistan should engage in dialogue based on respect.
"A member of the Pakistani government spoke today on social networks in deeply shocking and insulting terms towards the President of the Republic and our country," the spokesperson said, as quoted by Le Parisien newspaper, adding that "Pakistan must rectify these remarks."
France vowed to ramp up the fight against radical Islamism and terrorism after the recent religiously-motivated attacks that included beheadings in Nice and Paris.