Published: Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Dhaka protests Pak resolution

Pak envoy summoned; ''Beyond diplomatic norms,' Inu says about Pak NA action

The government has strongly protested the resolutions adopted by the Pakistan National Assembly and the Punjab Provincial Assembly on the war crimes verdicts.

“The government today strongly protested the resolutions adopted by the Pakistan National Assembly and the Punjab Provincial Assembly and also remarks by a senior cabinet minister of Pakistan on the verdict of the War Crimes Tribunals in Bangladesh,” said Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali.

Speaking at a press briefing at the foreign ministry this evening, he said, “The war crimes trials in Bangladesh are an internal matter and such the uncalled for resolutions on the verdicts of the war crimes trials are tantamount to interference in the domestic affairs of Bangladesh.”

The foreign minister also termed the Pakistan resolutions “very unfortunate”.

Earlier in the day, the foreign office summoned Pakistan high commissioner in Dhaka today, a day into the Pakistan National Assembly adopted a resolution to express concern over the execution of Jamaat leader Abdul Quader Mollah.

Afrasiab Mehdi Hashmi went to the foreign office and met Secretary (bilateral, consular and training) Mustafa Kamal for 25 minutes till 5:50pm, our diplomatic correspondent reports.

Pak envoy summoned ‘over NA resolution’

A view of the National Assembly of Pakistan

According to well-placed sources, the foreign ministry was likely to protest the strong-worded NA resolution, which was moved by Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan member Sher Akbar Khan and was adopted with a majority vote yesterday.

Besides, the Bangladesh government might also protest the statement of the Pakistan Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan who said Mollah was hanged “through a judicial murder for supporting a united Pakistan in 1971”.

Shortly before the meeting, Information Minister Hasanul Haq Inu revealed to journalists that the foreign office would protest the Pakistan NA move and statement of the interior minister.

“The statement of the Pakistan National Assembly shows that the country has not corrected itself and moved away from its 1971 policy,” Inu said.

Denouncing the country’s stance on the execution of war criminal Mollah, he said that Pakistan has acted beyond the diplomatic norms adopting the resolution.

“The trial of the war criminals will go on. No international conspiracy will be able to obstruct it,” he insisted.

The Pakistan NA resolution reads: “This House expresses deep concern on hanging of a veteran politician of Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh for supporting Pakistan in 1971.”

The Pakistan NA expressed grief and sorrow for the bereaved family, and demanded Bangladesh avoid reviving the wounds of 1971 and amicably resolve cases against the Jamaat leaders in Bangladesh.

  • JAV1998


    • Maruf Zubery

      shutupp razakar… a hero …he against our independence u illiterate piece of pakistani shit

    • poy

      We fed him for 42 years, I think we have the right to do what we want to do him.

    • Anonymous

      haha .. ”MULLA WAS A HERO”?? which parallel universe are u from ?? lol

  • JAV1998

    why after 42 years,,JUSTICE DELAYED…JUSTICE DENAYED..

    • Gedu Chacha

      Because your paki cousins and ISI agents BNP and Ershad was in power for most of these 42 years

    • Dev Saha

      Justice was rather properly delivered!

  • Ahmed

    1. tribunal judge in skype controversy
    2. govt amended law after Mollah was given life imprisonment
    3.Govt. was petitioner against Mollah in SC
    4. He was about to be hanged even before his petition was dismissed in SC
    5. All this trial took place after 42 long years, why not during previous tenures of Awami league

    • poy

      Because of Shahbagh protest .

  • The Hulk

    Pakistan should give JI members Pakistani citizenship so they all can migrate to Pakistan.

  • rk

    Truth? Why don’t you ask your government to hang all the Pak army people who committed genocide in 1971? I am sure you wouldn’t advise such Pollyannish recommendation if the shoe is on your foot.

  • progressiveBG

    Why there is so much protest over Mollah’s hanging? Why so many people died for him? Considering, when Sheik Mujibur Rahman was assassinated with almost everyone in his family there was not a single protest. This is sad.

  • progressiveBG

    I am for justice against anyone who murdered, rape innocents during 1971 civil war in Bangladesh. However, this leftist element created ICT in Bangladesh is a joke. It reminds me of Bakshal courts and justice of 1974/75.

  • Abbasuddin

    Ok, AL/BNP was not that brave to do that. But had you ever dared to ask Pakistan to apologize?