‘Pakistan deeply disturbed by BD executions’
22 November 2015, Nirapad News: Pakistan is deeply disturbed by the executions of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader and Jamaat-e-Islami secretary general who were both charged with 1971 war crimes, the Foreign Office of Pakistan said.
Bangladesh Nationalist Party leader Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury and Jamaat-e-Islami secretary general Ali Ahsan Mohammad Mujahid were hanged at 12:55 am on Sunday (local time) at Dhaka Central Jail in the nation’s capital.
“We have noted with deep concern and anguish the unfortunate executions of the Bangladesh National Party Leader, Mr. Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury and Mr Ali Ahsan Mujahid,” Foreign Office Spokesman Qazi Khalilullah said in a statement, according to Dawn report.
Chowdhury had been convicted on of charges of torture, rape and genocide during the country’s independence war, while Mujahid was found guilty on charges of genocide, conspiracy in killing intellectuals, torture and abduction.
The spokesman said Pakistan also took notice of the international community’s reaction to the flawed trials in Bangladesh related to the events of 1971.
Khalilullah said there is a need for reconciliation in Bangladesh in accordance with the spirit of the Bangladesh, India, Pakistan Agreement of April 9, 1974, which he said calls for a forward-looking approach in matters relating to 1971.