Execution of JI leader in Bangladesh:  Pakistan reacts  

Execution of JI leader in Bangladesh:  Pakistan reacts  

ISLAMABAD: (APP) Expressing its deep sadness over the execution of Mir Quasem Ali, Pakistan on Saturday said the government of Bangladesh should uphold its commitment, as per the Tripartite Agreement of 1974, wherein it "decided not to proceed with the trials as an act of clemency."

"The act of suppressing the Opposition, through flawed trials, is completely against the spirit of democracy," Foreign Office said in a statement issued here.

"Pakistan is deeply saddened over the execution of the prominent leader of Jamat-e-Islami, Bangladesh, Mir Quasem Ali, for the alleged crimes committed before December 1971, through a flawed judicial process," the statement said.

"Ever since the beginning of the trials, several international organizations, human rights groups, and international legal figures have raised objections to the court proceedings, especially regarding fairness and transparency, as well as harassment of lawyers and witnesses representing the accused," it added.

"Recriminations for political gains are counterproductive. Pakistan believes that matters should be addressed with a forward looking approach in the noble spirit of reconciliation," the statement said.

"Pakistan offers deepest condolences to the bereaved family members," the statement added.