Published: Sunday, December 15, 2013

Mollah Execution

It’s painful, says Pak minister

Nisar Ali

Nisar Ali

While Pakistan government appeared hesitant to comment on the execution of Quader Mollah on Friday, its Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan issued a statement of his own saying the hanging was “most regrettable and painful”.
He said Mollah was undoubtedly hanged because of his loyalty and solidarity with Pakistan in 1971, according to Pakistani newspaper Dawn.
“Till the very end before creation of Bangladesh, he [Mollah] remained supporter of a united Pakistan and today every Pakistani is saddened and grieved on his death,” the Dawn report quoted him as saying.
Criticising Bangladesh for what he said opening old wounds by executing Mollah, Nisar, in a statement said executing Mollah after a delay of 42 years to the events of 1971 was very unfortunate and tragic and some circles are declaring it a judicial murder.
Meanwhile, parliamentary leader for Pakistani Jamaat-e-Islami Sahibzada Tariqullah had demanded that the National Assembly passed condemnatory resolution and adjourn for the day in memory of the executed politician, according to Dawn.
Inter-Provincial Coordination Minister Riaz Hussain Pirzada received time from Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq until Monday to seek the opinion of the foreign ministry and other parties in the house about the execution.
Pakistan opposition Tehreek-i-Insaf President Javed Hashmi regretted that there was no foreign minister — a portfolio held by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif — to respond to the members’ concern in the house.
Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan was not present in the house.

  • S.M.Iftekhar Ahmed

    These wounds were never covered in the first place because the Pakistani government never formally apologized for the atrocities of 1971. If this is the attitude of the average Pakistani politician, then one wonders what the overall attitude is over there.

  • r11

    Why don’t we send all the Jamaatis to Pakistan? I hear they take great care of terrorists over there. Maybe the Minister can arrange it so they get their desired Pakistani citizenship.

  • Salim Ullah

    This undue statement of Pakistani politician, has once again
    justified our embedded belief that, still there are so many true Pakistani minded people, and its cohorts are living here, under the disguise of ordinary Bangladeshi people. Govt. should immediately ferret out those culprits and send them into exile. Otherwise, they will keep engaging in hatching a plot to destabilize the country.