ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly on Monday passed a resolution voicing concerns over the hanging of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah, Geo News reported.
The resolution was tabled by MNA Sher Akbar Khan offering condolence with Bangladesh and family of Mollah.
The lower house of the parliament passed the resolution with majority, demanding the Bangladeshi government to end cases against the Jamaat’s leaders and refrain from resurrecting issues of 1971.
Speaking in the National Assembly, Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan announced government’s support to Jaamt-e-Islami’s resolution.
However, the minister expressed the need to table a unanimous resolution over what he said judicial murder of Mollah, who he said was the supporter of united Pakistan till the time of his death.
He said that the Pakistani nation was saddened over the hanging of an elderly man like Abdul Quader Mollah.
He said ” we respect independence and sovereignty of Bangladesh but there should be a policy of forget and forgive”.
Hasina Wajid’s nationalist government hanged the Jamaat leader after a trial conducted by a disputed domestic war crimes tribunal. The hanging led to violent protests in Bangladesh.
Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Mutahidda Qaumi movement (MQM) have opposed the resolution in National Assembly to condemn the hanging of Jamat-e-Islami (JI) leader in Bangladesh.
Abdul Sattar Bachani, a PPP MNA, while speaking in the National Assembly opposed the idea of Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan for a unanimous resolution to condemn the hanging of Jamaat’s Bangladesh leader.
The lawmaker said : we should not object to a decision of an independent country like Bangladesh.
He raised the question as to whether Mollah was not responsible for the killing of thousands of Bengalis.
The MNA said that PPP founder Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was also dubbed killer of thousands of people after his conviction.