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The Acting High Commissioner of Bangladesh was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs today by the Director General (South Asia & SAARC) and a strong protest was lodged at the unfortunate hanging of Mr. Motiur Rahman Nizami on the alleged crimes committed before December 1971through a flawed judicial process.

The attempts by the Government of Bangladesh to malign Pakistan, despite our keen desire to develop brotherly relations with it, are regrettable.

The 1974 Tripartite Agreement is the cornerstone of relations between the two countries. It needs to be emphasized that, as part of the Agreement, the Government of Bangladesh “decided not to proceed with the trials as an act of clemency.”

Pakistan reiterates its desire for friendly relations with Bangladesh.

12 May 2016

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