Supporters of Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan block a main highway during an anti-France rally in Islamabad on Monday. Photo: AP Supporters of Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan block a main highway during an anti-France rally in Islamabad on Monday. Photo: AP
Supporters of Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan block a main highway during an anti-France rally in Islamabad on Monday. Photo: AP

Do Pakistan’s anti-France protests signal rise of Islamist mob rule?

  • The ultra-conservative Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan has increasingly put pressure on Islamabad, this time seemingly shaping its foreign policy against France
  • Analysts say the government’s ’appeasement’ of the TLP has given it political space to have an outsize influence on policy

Topic |   Protests around the world
Supporters of Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan block a main highway during an anti-France rally in Islamabad on Monday. Photo: AP Supporters of Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan block a main highway during an anti-France rally in Islamabad on Monday. Photo: AP
Supporters of Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan block a main highway during an anti-France rally in Islamabad on Monday. Photo: AP
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