Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders on Thursday said he has decided to cancel the planned blasphemous caricatures contest following “death threats and concerns other people could be put at risk,” according to the Associated Press.
In a statement 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.