Pakistani Islamist group calls off protests over Mohammad’s cartoons

Islamabad, November 17

Tehrik-i-Labaik party, an Islamist group, on Tuesday called off violent protests over cartoons of Prophet Mohammad saying the Pakistani government has endorsed boycotting French products, a spokesman for the group said.

Thousands of Islamists clashed with police on the main road into Pakistan’s capital city on Monday following protests over the recent use of cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad in France.

“We are calling off our protests after the government signed an agreement that it will officially endorse boycotting the French products,” Ejaz Ashrafi, a spokesman for the Tehrik-i-Labaik party, told Reuters on phone. Reuters

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