Pakistan interior minister shows reservation on death sentence of BD Jamaat chief

SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association)

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan expressed on Saturday concern over the award of death sentence to Bangladesh Jamaat-i-Islami chief Motiur Rehman Nizami.

In a statement, he said that though what happened in Bangladesh was that country’s internal matter, yet Pakistan could not remain divorced from references to 1971 and its aftermath.

He said it was highly unfortunate that almost 45 years after that tragic chain of events, the Bangladeshi government still seemed to be living in the past and totally ignoring the time-tested virtue of forgive and forget.

He said one failed to understand why the Bangladeshi government was hell-bent on digging the graves of the past and reopening old wounds.

He said it seemed obvious to any independent observer that recent events in Bangladesh were a manifestation of serious political violations which are being inflicted on Bangladesh’s Jamaat-i-Islami for events before the independence of Bangladesh.

The minister said he was deeply saddened to receive this shocking news and believed that the government of Bangladesh had misused the process of law as a political tool against the Jamaat leader.

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