Haseena Wajid instructs Foreign Ministry to take strict stand against Pak FO statement over executions

DHAKA: The Foreign Ministry on Monday has been instructed by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina to file a strong protest over Pakistan’s statement regarding the execution of war criminals Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury and Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid. She made the statement during a Cabinet Meeting. “Pakistan intervened in our domestic affairs in the past. It is not acceptable,” she said. On the other hand, the Foreign Ministry has handed over a strong-worded protest memo over to the Pakistan High Commissioner. The move by the ministry took place just hours after the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina criticized the statement issued by the Pakistan government over the war criminals’ executions. This is not the first time that Pakistan has voiced concern over the trial of 1971 war criminals. Pakistan’s statement 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. Later on Sunday evening, the government has summoned Pakistan high commissioner to Bangladesh for the state’s statements on Bangladesh war criminals’ execution. Reference: Dailystar