Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders says he has cancelled a planned blasphemous caricatures contest following “death threats and concerns other people could be put at risk”.
In a statement on Thusrday, Wilders said he has decided “not to let the cartoon contest go ahead.”
“The threats resulting from the cartoon contest are running out of control,” Wilders said in the statement he also shared on his Twitter account.
Tehreek-e-Labbaik Pakistan has called for the expulsion of the Dutch ambassador as it launched a protest against the cartoon competition on Wednesday.
Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan, in a video message, said the government will raise the issue on all international forums.
PM @ImranKhanPTI says Foreign Minister @SMQureshiPTI has already started making contacts with his counterparts in Muslim World in order to take unified stand on this issue at #UnitedNationshttps://t.co/W699mVlkg0 pic.twitter.com/CpgG1v7fC2— Radio Pakistan (@RadioPakistan) August 30, 2018