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Pak reaction to war criminals’ execution irk govt
Observer Online Desk
Published :Sunday, 22 November, 2015,  Time : 8:05 PM  View Count : 26
Protesting Pakistan’s statement over two war criminals’ execution, the government on Sunday said Pakistan has no moral right to poke its nose into Bangladesh’s internal affairs.

“Pakistan has no moral right to give any opinion on our internal affairs,” State Minister for Foreign Affairs M Shahriar Alam told UNB over phone.

He said the government will take ‘necessary steps’ by tomorrow (Monday) through the diplomatic channel.

Diplomatic sources said the Pakistan envoy in Dhaka is likely to be summoned on Monday to lodge a formal protest in this regard.

Earlier, Pakistan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs reacted over war criminals and BNP leader Salauddin Quader Chowdhury and Jamaat-e-Islami secretary general Ali Ahsan Muhammad Mojaheed’s execution.

“Pakistan is deeply disturbed at this development,” said the spokesperson of the Pakistan Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement on the execution.

The spokesperson said they have noted with deep concern and anguish the ‘unfortunate executions’ of Salauddin Quader Chowdhury and Ali Ahsan Mojaheed.

“As emphasized earlier, we’ve also been noting the reaction of the international community on the flawed trials in Bangladesh related to events of 1971,” the statement reads.

It said there is a need for reconciliation in Bangladesh in accordance with the spirit of Bangladesh, India and Pakistan
Agreement of 9th April 1974.

“The Agreement calls for a forward looking approach in matters relating to 1971. This would foster goodwill and harmony,” the statement mentioned.


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