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Dhaka fumes as Pak assembly passes resolution

Updated: Sep 07, 2016 19:38 IST      
Dhaka fumes as Pak assembly passes resolution

Dhaka (Bangladesh), Sept. 7 (ANI): Despite Dhaka's strong protest for repeated interference in the country's internal affairs, the National Assembly of Pakistan on Wednesday passed a unanimous resolution strongly condemning the execution of Jamaat-e-Islami leader Mir Quasem Ali in Bangladesh.

The Pakistan National Assembly resolution, moved by MP Sher Akbar Khan, said the execution of the Jamaat leader is contrary to the tripartite agreement signed by Pakistan, India and Bangladesh in 1974, reports the Daily Star.

The memorandum also demanded the government to seriously raise the sentencing of political opponents in Bangladesh at all international forums.

The National Assembly adopted the resolution today with Speaker Sardar Ayaz Sadiq in the chair, according to a report of Radio Pakistan.

The Bangladesh Foreign Ministry had earlier on September 4 summoned the acting High Commissioner of Pakistan in Dhaka Samina Mehtab and handed over a strongly worded note to protest the Pakistan Foreign Ministry's statement following the execution of Quasem.

63-year old Quasem is the sixth war criminal and fifth Jamaat leader to have been hanged for war crimes. (ANI)

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