State Minister for Foreign Affairs Md Shahriar Alam has urged Pakistan to stay away from the internal affairs of Bangladesh.
He also urged Islamabad not to misinterpret the 1974 tripartite agreement.
He made the comment at his office yesterday in response to a statement by Pakistan on the dismissal of war criminal Motiur Rahman Niazami’s review petition in Bangladesh on Friday.
In the statement, Pakistan expressed deep concern and anguish on the issue of death row convict Jamaat Amir Nizami.
Pakistan also said there is a need for reconciliation in Bangladesh in accordance with the spirit of the Tripartite Agreement of April 1974 which called for a forward-looking approach in matters relating to the events of 1971.
The state minister said: “I keep on repeating the same words; this frustrates us as it did in the earlier cases.”
Bangladesh does not welcome any concern expressed by foreigners on its internal affairs, he said.
“We repeatedly reminded them about this, but they keep on doing the same thing again and again,” Alam said.
The junior minister said that this time, Pakistan said they were in pain due to the dismissal of the review petition.
“Pakistan as a state is perhaps trying to send a message to the future generation of war criminals that the country will support them. If that is not the case, why are they in pain?” he added.
Courtesy : dhakatribune.com