Bangladesh Government on Sunday summoned the acting Pakistani High Commissioner Samina Mehtab to register a formal protest against a statement stated by the Foreign Ministry in Islamabad over the war criminal Mir Quasem Ali’s execution.
Additional Foreign Secretary Kamrul Ahsan of the Bangladesh Foreign Ministry summoned Mehtab to the Ministry.
Mir Quasem Ali
On Saturday Pakistan had stated that the nation is deeply saddened by the execution of Jamaat-e-Islami’s leader Mir Quasem for the crimes committed before December 1971. In an official statement, the Pakistan Foreign Ministry had said that the act of defeating the opposition, through “faulty trials”, is completely against the democratic spirit.
The appeals of the war convicts Mahidur Rahman, Forkan Mallik, Serajul Haque alias Siraj Master, Khan Akram Hossain, Obaidul Haque Taher, Ataur Rahman Nani, Shamsuddin Ahmed, SM Yousuf Ali, Shamsul Haque, Muhibur Rahman Boro Mia, Mujibur Rahman Angur Mia and Abdur Razzak are still pending in the Supreme Court.
63-year old Quasem was one of the war criminals and the fifth Jamaat leader to have been hanged for war crimes. He was hanged in Kashimpur jail in Gazipur on September 3,2016.