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Govt protests Pakistan’s provincial assembly resolution

Update : 25 Nov 2014, 03:23 PM

The government has strongly protested the recent adoption of a resolution by the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) Provincial Assembly of Pakistan concerning the conviction of perpetrators of the crimes against humanity and genocide during the country's War of Liberation in 1971.

The foreign ministry Tuesday sent a diplomatic note to Pakistan High Commission in Dhaka in this regard saying that it was tantamount to direct interference in the domestic affairs of Bangladesh, reports BSS.

In the note, the ministry deplored the adoption of the resolution by the KPK Assembly, which it said was a brazen denial of justice for the victims of the heinous crimes committed by the convicted individuals and that the KPK Assembly chose to speak for Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami.

The KPK Assembly was advised not to make such sweeping, biased, misinformed and politically motivated remarks about the independent legal system of a foreign country, according to the note.

By doing so, it said the KPK Assembly seriously undermined its standing as a responsible, credible and representative body speaking on behalf of its constituency.

It was deeply regretted that despite repeated overtures made to the Pakistan side, the misleading, motivated and malicious campaign against the trials of the crimes against humanity and genocide in Bangladesh continued unabated within different quarters in Pakistan, the note added.

In the note, the Pakistan government was requested to take due note of these issues. 

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