Punish those who still love Pakistan: Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina

Published: March 26, 2018


The prime minister of Bangladesh has said that the people of the country need to punish those who still love Pakistan despite living in an independent nation, BD News 24 reports.

“The people of Bangladesh must respond to those who have been lost in their love for Pakistan. They must be punished. We must make them forget their love for Pakistan,” Sheikh Hasinas told an event on Sunday.

“If we cannot do it, we will cease to exist,” she was reported as saying at the gathering, which was organised by the ruling Awami League at the Bangabandhu International Conference Centre in Dhaka.

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The president of the ruling party in Bangladesh was of the opinion that the assassination of founder Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1975 had affected the people in the country greatly.

Hasina termed rival Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) founder Ziaur Rehman and wife Khaleda Zia ‘lovers of Pakistan’, saying the duo had grabbed power in the country after the killing of Sheikh Mujeeb.

Hasina scoffed at Zia, noting that the entire history of the country changed after 1975 as BNP made an effort to make people forget the events of 1971, which was evidence of their love for Pakistan.

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Hasina stated that party which came into power after the assassination of Mujeeb did not work for the people.

“They did not want the country to progress. They were implementing the agenda of the Pakistani forces,” she alleged.

“Pakistan would be happy if Bangladesh became a failed state and they (Bangladeshi rulers after 1975) wanted to make Pakistan happy,” she added.

Hasina also mentioned HM Ershad, who came to power after Ziaur Rahman, in her speech. Ershad, the chief of a key ally of the Awami League, now serves as a special envoy of the prime minister.

This article originally appeared on BD News 24

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Reader Comments (17)

  • Jayant
    Mar 26, 2018 - 2:47PM

    Why has all the Sub Continent countries started to hate Pakistan ? Recommend

  • Usman
    Mar 26, 2018 - 3:16PM

    Narendra Modi and Hasina Wajid both have a thing in common and that is bashing of Pakistan in their politics.Recommend

  • Amir
    Mar 26, 2018 - 3:19PM

    Isn’t this the same woman from whom Asma Jahangir and Hamid Mir received awards?? Recommend

  • WAK
    Mar 26, 2018 - 3:37PM

    1 Bangladeshi Taka equals
    1.39 Pakistani Rupee

    Tells the story!!! Recommend

  • Taimur Javed
    Mar 26, 2018 - 3:38PM

    @ Jayant, All Sub-continent countires do not hate Pakistan. Nepal, Maldivies, Sri Lanka have no problem with Pakistan. The issue is that two Political Parties in Sub-continent have only one thing to sell to their constituents – HATE. The Awami League & BJP/RSS sell this hate to people and then link their opponents with Pakistan to get elected. This is 3rd rate politics of Hate.Recommend

  • salman
    Mar 26, 2018 - 4:44PM

    Oh man she is feeling so insecure.Recommend

  • Youtoo
    Mar 26, 2018 - 4:56PM

    This ugly Hasina is taking revenge of her father. She has lost her mind. Recommend

  • kp
    Mar 26, 2018 - 4:57PM

    @Taimur Javed:
    RSS is not a political party and RSS never sell hate. i assume you are talking about shivsena (irrelevant in their state as well). I voted for BJP because of past performance track records. We will kickj out BJP if it will not perform.Pakistan is not in the equationRecommend

  • Haji Atiya
    Mar 26, 2018 - 4:57PM

    Really ? Many Nepalis (most of whom rank higher in the Hindu hierarchy than Indians) like Pakistanis a lot better than Indians who they consider totally obnoxious, arrogant and stingy. Recommend

  • reader
    Mar 26, 2018 - 5:47PM

    Hate between the Muslims and Hindu’s was the reason for Partition. Muslims and Hindu’s live peacefully in many parts of the world. Politicians and clerics are those responsible for preaching hate and bringing divisiveness among the population. Nations which have cohesiveness, commonality, least disparity are the happiest people. Most unfortunate that leaders preach hatred. Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Mar 26, 2018 - 6:02PM

    Right?!……India has border disputes with all the neighboring countries!! Recommend

  • Salman Sheikh
    Mar 26, 2018 - 6:15PM

    To be Honest it didn’t bothered me at all hahahahah. in Dubai i see many Bengali people they say themselves Haseena has indian influence and she need money who ever will give her money she is in her laps hahahahah. apart from that she need money for country not for herself.
    Pakistanio wait for only 10 years with patience everything will be change even you guys will surprise to see our Pakistan will rise again inshAllah Recommend

  • Pakistani
    Mar 26, 2018 - 6:17PM

    A very short story!!Recommend

  • stevenson
    Mar 27, 2018 - 12:19AM

    @WAK: Simplistic thinking with no understanding of economics. The Yen is lower value than the dollar and pund or euro but it is a strong currency. Take all the Takas and Indian rupees you want – it doesn’t directly tell you about the economy.Recommend

  • M. Emad
    Mar 27, 2018 - 4:07AM

    Salute to Sheikh Hasina.
    Hasina said, she had seen hundreds of dead bodies in Dhaka city on 25th March 1971. Recommend

  • FAZ
    Mar 27, 2018 - 7:33AM

    No Bangladeshi in PSL and vice versa for Pakistani players in the BP leagueRecommend

  • Ghessan
    Mar 27, 2018 - 9:59AM

    Bangaldesh is enjoying several privileges besides GSP awarded by European Union and US since many many years to bring her out of poverty. Had it been not awarded her neighbor would have devoured her up already. Bangaldesh will realize one day what is the meaning of sleeping with an enemy.
    We all have had in subcontinent a history and biter experiences. It is not the time to spread hatred which India and Bangladesh must realize in this modern world.
    Bengalies are living in their country and independent, better come out of prejudice, see ahead, move on and struggle together for a prosperous region. Recommend

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