PESHAWAR - Residents of militancy-hit Matni locality in Peshawar on Friday staged a protest demonstration against the blasphemous caricatures published in a French magazine and asked the government to sever diplomatic ties with the French government.

The protest rally was led by activists of various political parties and elders of the areas.

Addressing on the occasion, they said that they will not compromise on the sanctity of their religion and Prophet (PBUH).

They asked the government to take this issue to the International Court of Justice and make a code of ethics to stop so-called freedom of expression.