Pak-Bangladesh ties: 41 years on, still awaiting an apology

Published: December 16, 2012
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The renewed insistence on an apology may seem like nothing but political gesturing by Bangladesh’s ruling party.

The renewed insistence on an apology may seem like nothing but political gesturing by Bangladesh’s ruling party.

DHAKA: 

When Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar visited Dhaka in November to invite Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajid to attend the D-8 summit in Islamabad, a demand was put forward that Pakistan apologise over “crimes committed by the state in 1971.”

Khar responded with the standard reply: Bangladesh should move on, build cordial relationships and “bury the past”. Days later, Bangladesh announced Wajid would not attend the summit.

This renewed insistence on an apology may, on the surface, seem like nothing but political gesturing by Bangladesh’s ruling party, the Awami League. However, from government to bureaucracy to civil society, most in Bangladesh feel it is time Pakistan officially apologises to Bangladesh.

This demand at the official level is a foreign policy continuation since the Awami League-led government came to power in 2009. It was raised in 2009, during foreign minister Dipu Moni’s meeting with the Pakistan envoy Alamgir Bashar Khan Babar.

“Our demand has never been sidelined,” Moni told The Express Tribune this week. “We will keep pressing the issue, expecting that the Pakistani policymakers apologise at some stage.”

According to an official at the ministry’s South Asia Division, “pressing the issue in every bilateral meeting and keeping it noted in official minutes is an appropriate diplomatic process.” Issuing an official letter from the Bangladesh foreign ministry to the Pakistan foreign ministry, he added, is not mandatory.

The intelligentsia in Bangladesh comments that Pakistan should have tendered an official apology much earlier. Former commerce minister Farukh Khan, currently Minister for Tourism & Civil Aviation, told a public rally that this would strengthen bilateral trade.

To prominent historian and a professor at the Dhaka University Muntassir Mamoon, the apology is more important now than at any time in the past because, according to him, Bangladesh is now in a stronger position to claim it. “Both economically and politically, Bangladesh has great importance in this region,” Mamoon said.

Referring to Pakistani’s growing interest towards Bangladesh’s economic growth, especially in the readymade garments industry, he added “Pakistan now needs Bangladesh more than Bangladesh needs its distant neighbor.”

However, Shahriar Kabir – writer, filmmaker, journalist, activist and a member of the national committee formed to prepare a list of foreign nationals for their contributions in the 1971 War – believes it is more than just trade.

Responding to Khar’s statement he said, “Her response was a repetition of Pakistan’s policy of ignorance.” A formal apology would mean that Pakistan as a state “accepts its responsibility for a mistaken policy.”

Mizanur Rahaman

Kabir says that the people in Pakistan must know how the then government and army dealt with its eastern part from 1947 to 1971. “If they (Pakistani people) know the facts, pressure for an apology will come from within.”

The apology issue is consistently raised by the Awami League in particular. Soon after independence, Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, then prime minister of Bangladesh, demanded this. He also tried to convince international bodies to make Pakistani government pay compensation.

There has been some private acknowledgement. President Musharraf, during his official visit to Bangladesh in 2002, personally apologised. Bangladeshis still praise Musharraf for that gesture. But they want an official apology, with some explaining why it is not happening.

Pro-vice chancellor of Jahangir Nagar University, Farhad Hossain, says “Pakistan knows it will have to pay a large sum in compensation as per international standards if it apologises.” Once a formal apology is made, Pakistan would be legally bound to accept all that Bangladesh might claim as a victim – something that the Pakistani government is reluctant to do, he added.

The issue of stranded Pakistanis in Bangladesh is directly associated with the apology, Professor Mizanur Rahaman, Chairman of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) believes. According to Refugee International, some 200,000 Urdu speaking persons are still living in more than 100 overcrowded refugee camps across Bangladesh.  Since independence, many of them want to be repatriated to Pakistan but only a handful has been. An apology from Pakistan would positively address this issue as well, Rahaman said. “But does the Pakistan government want to solve it, that is a question now,” he said.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 16th, 2012.

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Reader Comments (92)

  • Yoghurt lover
    Dec 16, 2012 - 11:28AM

    “Bangladesh should move on, build cordial relationships and “bury the past””

    Yes. Bury the past. Bury Kashmir issue – the most bigoted causes in the world (division of a country based on religion).

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  • Dec 16, 2012 - 11:29AM

    There is no wrong in serving an apology to Bangladesh. Apology doesn’t mean you were wrong or other person was right it means that your relationship is valuable than your ego.

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  • Dec 16, 2012 - 11:35AM

    Economic gap between East and West Pakistan in 1960s is often cited as a key reason for the secessionist movement led by Shaikh Mujib’s Awami League and the creation of Bangladesh in 1971. This disparity has grown over the last 40 years, and the per capita income in Pakistan now stands at more than twice Bangladesh’s in 2012 in nominal dollar terms, higher than 1.6 as claimed by Bangladeshi economist Akbar Ali Khan in 1971.

    http://www.riazhaq.com/2012/12/comparing-bangladesh-with-pakistan-in.html

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  • Truth be told
    Dec 16, 2012 - 11:54AM

    Apology?
    They should actually be gratefull for us providing the foundation on which the pillars of their independence stand.Recommend

  • Thinker
    Dec 16, 2012 - 12:05PM

    Should Bangladesh also apologise what they did to many West Pakistan civilians in East Pakistan. killed many women and children and civilians.I think Bangladesh should also apologise.Recommend

  • True Indian
    Dec 16, 2012 - 12:24PM

    Happy Independence to Bangladesh…

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  • Careless Whispers
    Dec 16, 2012 - 1:08PM

    Apology for what? for collaborating with the enemy??? Apology my Foot

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  • Pakistani
    Dec 16, 2012 - 1:34PM

    Apologize for not protecting non bangali pakistani civilians, children and women from killers and rappers of Mukti Bahni.

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  • Raja Ram
    Dec 16, 2012 - 1:35PM

    I have not seen an anti-Pakistan website like tribune. They should be thankful they are being allowed to operate in Pakistan. If they were in India and as anti-Indian as they are anti-Pakistan, they would have been shut down long ago. Its really great for us Indians to write against Pakistan here. I am sure tribune will not publish these comments.

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Dec 16, 2012 - 1:35PM

    Bangladesh should apologies to Pakistan that Bengalis could not live together with the former West Pakistan, a combined Pakistan which was created by Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah.

    It was Bangladesh which seeked the help of Indian Army to cut Quaid-e-Azam’s Pakistan in to two pieces.

    A Benglai will remain Bengali, no matter wherever he or she lives in the world.

    Pakistanis have lost faith and confidence in Bengalis. No more trust please.

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  • Rajib Rahman
    Dec 16, 2012 - 1:44PM

    What a profound read! At least one from Pakistan realized that. That’s why I always say, it’s not the the people but government who is utterly stubborn! What a shame!

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  • True Picture
    Dec 16, 2012 - 1:57PM

    Only Hasina wants this otherwise our relations were good before her Government. She should better give rights to the opposition party & apologise to them for arresting them without any reason before the elections. Oh and yeah restore caretaker Government law Miss Haeena, you cannot snub the rights of opposition & arrange election under your corrupt Government.

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  • Pakistani
    Dec 16, 2012 - 2:15PM

    Apology?
    They only one who needs to apologise is Bangladesh for siding with India and the MuktiBahni

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  • AA
    Dec 16, 2012 - 2:49PM

    Aahh…move on move on…

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  • Yoghurt lover
    Dec 16, 2012 - 2:51PM

    @Truth be told and Pakistani who write “They should actually be gratefull for us providing the foundation on which the pillars of their independence stand.” and “They only one who needs to apologise is Bangladesh for siding with India and the MuktiBahni”

    True! Also.

    1) Sheikh Hasina should apologize for her husband’s audacity for demanding human rights for Bangladeshis.

    2) USA should apologise for killing Osama and Osama should apologise for not destroying USA.

    3) India should apologise for winning all the wars. India should also apologise for Kargil where it killed thousands of infiltrating Pakistani soldiers. India should also apologise for Kargil for asking Pakistan to take back the bodies of their soldiers.

    4) India should apologise for exposing Pakistan’s wretched nature. India should apologise for proving Kasab to be Pakistani. India should apologise for not letting Pakistan kill 6,000,000 (which would have made it the biggest genocide) in 1971 and stopping them at 3,000,000.

    The list is endless.

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  • Dec 16, 2012 - 3:18PM

    Bangladesh should appolgise to Pakistan for breaking the Madina-e-Sani with covert help of India.

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  • Helix
    Dec 16, 2012 - 3:21PM

    When you are in the wrong the least you can do is apologize.

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  • evilbunny
    Dec 16, 2012 - 3:22PM

    i heard about this anti Pakistani web site waznt sure.. but its true…… ask the people who fought the the war how the Pakistan army saved many people ask the AL-badar brigade y they were fighting against mukti bahni and raw…. and u are asking that Pakistan should apologize.. y this site is still online???

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  • Lobster
    Dec 16, 2012 - 3:24PM

    What a pathetic headline!

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  • Mehedi Hasan
    Dec 16, 2012 - 4:02PM

    Obviously every BANGLADESHI peoples wants an official apology from Pakistan but its sad that pakistani’s dont want to ask apology to their brothers. I was reading the comments and can say surely they dont aware about the real history. Nothing BANGLADESH will gain from pakistan apology as we loosed what we have to loose. Alhamdulillah, Bangladesh is moving faster so pakistani peoples dont have to worry :)

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  • Tuhin S Adhikary
    Dec 16, 2012 - 4:07PM

    Pakistan, as a state, is still committing crimes by not seeking unconditional apology for their previous crimes committed in 1971. Pakistan people, actually people having sense rationality and morality, should put pressure to their government for seeking apology. It is too late, but Bangladeshi are merciful enough. I think,they will pardon you (Pakistan) like Bangladeshis had done by returning 93,000 Pakistani army “untouched” after their surrender on December 16, 1971.

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  • Nauman
    Dec 16, 2012 - 4:24PM

    Indians on this web site should shut up until Modi apologizes for fanning the hatred that led to the massacres in Gujrat. It is good to see your comments, neighbors, but look in the mirror before you hit the “post comment” icon…

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  • Lala Gee
    Dec 16, 2012 - 4:28PM

    There is no need of an official apology, unless it is done by both countries, as considerable number of non-Bengalis were also killed by Mukti Bahini. We have good people to people relations with Bengali brothers and they now have realized that the tragedy was a result of the Indian machinations and false propaganda. Sh. Hussina has personal grudge against Pakistan, and does not represent general public’s feelings in this regard.

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  • ahmed41
    Dec 16, 2012 - 4:40PM

    @Nauman:

    An apology means one is sorry for a past misdeed. Any apology must be sincere ; it must be followed by a repentance . The party which apologises must promise to mend its ways.

    Without such a change , what does a *verbal *apology , not from the heart , mean ?Recommend

  • Murad
    Dec 16, 2012 - 4:41PM

    @Mehedi Hasan: You got it ALL WRONG my Bengali writer, WE PAKISTANIS are NOT worried at all, ( that actually amde me laugh ), its YOUR politicians who are whinning and all the time cribbing, please thats what we want, people like you to raise this slogan that PLEASE GET A LIFE, unfortunately you are delivering it to the wrong audience, you should be telling this to your devoid of IQ Politicians, lol..not to Pakistanis dude, please yes, go and tell them, “guys get a life and focus on our problems, its pretty clear Pakistanis just laugh whenever we say this, and its kinda getting embarassing now” LOL

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  • THE
    Dec 16, 2012 - 4:57PM

    I used to think ET was an anti-Pakistan website that promotes the hatred some Indians have for Pakistan, now I am 100% sure it is just that and much more.

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  • DR SHOAIB KHAN AFRIDI
    Dec 16, 2012 - 5:12PM

    Bangladesh is very poor country. Poor so much that its economy will default if it only thought of making atomic bomb. Its economy cannot make a single atom bomb while pakistan has 120. Its economy cannot maintain a single F-16. Pakistan in spite of wrong leaders is a big powerful country . My question is that where is the PATSAN( jute) which bangali thought is running whole west pakistan. Why bangladsh is still so poor that it cannot think of atom bomb and has worst poverty rate. It was the great traitor mujeeb who misguided them and deceived its nation that after separation the third class country will become superpower. Still bangladesh is safe because of UNO otherwise once world status quo changes it will be captured by india. And bangladesh should seek apology and return all vehicles and stores and property and big factories which worth 100 billion dollars by west pakistani and also seek apology for rapes and killing of innocent west pakistani. Remember bangal and india will one day again ruled by west side pakistani but may be after half or less century once world technology and oil reserves finish and sword fighting startsRecommend

  • Manan
    Dec 16, 2012 - 5:15PM

    //Bangladesh should apologies to Pakistan that Bengalis could not live together with the former West Pakistan, a combined Pakistan which was created by Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah.//
    That ways Pakistanis should apologize to India as it was the Pakistanis who couldn’t live together with Indians simply on the basis of an unfounded theory of Hindus and Muslims being two separate nations.

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  • Manan
    Dec 16, 2012 - 5:18PM

    //Indians on this web site should shut up until Modi apologizes for fanning the hatred that led to the massacres in Gujrat. It is good to see your comments, neighbors, but look in the mirror before you hit the “post comment” icon…//
    I dont think so. After all, according to the foundations of your own state of Pakistan, this was bound to happen. So if Modi apologizes, it’ll be an insult to the founding theory of your country. An insult to the existence of Pakistan.

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  • Nitish
    Dec 16, 2012 - 5:23PM

    Many Bihari muslim in india r devout pakistani.Their love for pakistan is best depicted when they hoist pakistani flag on 14th of august in their home ,mosque and villages.Pakistan has also some responsibility for them.

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  • Noble Tufail
    Dec 16, 2012 - 5:24PM

    look at the 1970 election results, west pak did not give a single seat to mujeeb and bengali brothers did not give a single seat to PPP, JUI, NAP, PMLs. The seperation message was loud and clear from both sides. But despite the clear message we did what third world coutries usually do, they brought mukti bahni and we had the army .. and it became unpleasent. There is a lot however now that both countries can explore togther regardless of what happenned in the past.

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  • Manan
    Dec 16, 2012 - 5:33PM

    //Bangladesh is very poor country. Poor so much that its economy will default if it only thought of making atomic bomb. Its economy cannot make a single atom bomb while pakistan has 120. Its economy cannot maintain a single F-16. Pakistan in spite of wrong leaders is a big powerful country . My question is that where is the PATSAN( jute) which bangali thought is running whole west pakistan. Why bangladsh is still so poor that it cannot think of atom bomb and has worst poverty rate. It was the great traitor mujeeb who misguided them and deceived its nation that after separation the third class country will become superpower. Still bangladesh is safe because of UNO otherwise once world status quo changes it will be captured by india. And bangladesh should seek apology and return all vehicles and stores and property and big factories which worth 100 billion dollars by west pakistani and also seek apology for rapes and killing of innocent west pakistani. Remember bangal and india will one day again ruled by west side pakistani but may be after half or less century once world technology and oil reserves finish and sword fighting starts//

    UN can’t stop India from annexing Bangladesh or even Pakistan. Only reason India doesn’t do it is because it doesn’t wish to. Also, Pakistan is not capable of winning any wars against India, whether they be wars based on modern mechanized armies or sword fights. This is the kind of jingoism that is pushing Pakistan down in the abyss of self destruction. Instead of thinking on the basis of trade and economy and increasing the prosperity of people of South Asia, you dream of Ghazwa e Hind. You talk about annexing India a century later. I’d suggest you first plan on surviving as a nation that long.

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  • G. Din
    Dec 16, 2012 - 6:10PM

    @Tuhin S Adhikary:
    ” I think,they will pardon you (Pakistan) like Bangladeshis had done by returning 93,000 Pakistani army “untouched” after their surrender on December 16, 1971.”
    Which la-la land are you speaking from, sir. If India had not cordoned off those POW’s and moved them into India swiftly, not one of them would have left the land of Bangladesh alive! Recommend

  • Lala Gee
    Dec 16, 2012 - 6:21PM

    @Yoghurt lover:

    At least you can apologize to the victims of Sikh and Muslim holocausts committed by the Indian Hindu mobs.

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  • Lala Gee
    Dec 16, 2012 - 6:31PM

    @Manan:

    “UN can’t stop India from annexing Bangladesh or even Pakistan. Only reason India doesn’t do it is because it doesn’t wish to.”

    You’re absolutely right. UN couldn’t stop you annexing Sikim, Goa, Junagadh, Bhopal, Hyderabad Deccan, and Indian Occupied part of Kashmir. By the way, why this show of nobility towards Bangladesh?

    “Also, Pakistan is not capable of winning any wars against India, whether they be wars based on modern mechanized armies or sword fights.”

    Oh. I didn’t know India gifted Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan in a platter to Pakistan.

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  • Dec 16, 2012 - 6:37PM

    @Manan: LoL, Surely you got that all in the desert of Pakistan. How you are comparing this when you almost left an destroyed country. As a Muslim you should shame and for telling such things you will be punished on judgement day.

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  • TMS
    Dec 16, 2012 - 6:51PM

    @Thinker: No way.. Man; May be there was some –
    If you can realize what happing between IS-and Philistine….
    71 was almost same…

    have a nice day!!

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  • Abdullah Harun
    Dec 16, 2012 - 6:54PM

    @Dear Mr. Manan,
    Economic condition of Bangladesh is much better than Pakistan. In India or Pakistan, 30% people suffer in hunger but not a single in Bangladesh,
    Bangladesh never wanted to make atomic bomb. You wrote that Pakistan made 120 on the other side u wrote that Pakistan is not capable. What’s the result?
    There’s no crucial crisis between India and Bangladesh so why UN would interfere?
    Get matured.

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  • Mehedi Hasan
    Dec 16, 2012 - 6:57PM

    Pls Pakistani people before telling anything about mukti bahini just remind one thing that mukti bahini is those peoples who are general people like us (they were not trained army) and they did the war to make their family safe from pakistan army(who killed 30 lacs people) .an unbeaten peoples(nothing left to loose) who might loose his parents, siblings, childrens or wife. I don’t know what you peoples will say to ALLAH. American’s are non religious peoples so if you want to make your similarity with them what we peoples can do:(

    Another thing -Bangladesh giving temporary shelter to Rohingyas
    India as well gave many Bangladeshi peoples shelter in 1971 and we have to thanks them for that. do you peoples want to say Rohingyas muslims must need to stay on mayanmar and get killed with their own countries people.

    Guys Pakistan made an unforgivable mistake which have no apology. just change your thoughts!

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  • Asad Khan
    Dec 16, 2012 - 7:07PM

    There SHould Be a Definite APOLOGY from Pakistan,

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  • Usman786
    Dec 16, 2012 - 7:16PM

    like USA, declassify all Secret docus more than 30 years old.

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  • Singh
    Dec 16, 2012 - 7:21PM

    @DR SHOAIB KHAN AFRIDI:
    You are right when Arab will ride camel again. Pakistan is moving fast forward on energy sector. Pak army will carry nuke on donkey as there will no fuel left to fuel missile. Oh wow what a scenario. LOL.Recommend

  • Mehedi Hasan
    Dec 16, 2012 - 7:27PM

    I just remembered something – once I saw on Bangladesh cricket facebook page that a Pakistani young boy commented on facebook that “Bangladesh bla bla bla” you can imagine what he could say LOL
    and many Bangladeshi people get angry and started to make comment war. Me was also one of that angry bird lol. but i thought he live in Pakistan so he might not aware about all truth and send him a friendly message which was “Muslims are brothers and we dont have to make the same mistake which Pakistan made on 1971. when one India and Pakistan match happened I can assure you that no Bangladeshi Muslims support india by heart not even our brain support pakistan but our heart say oh ALLAH – let make the muslims win.”

    We never feel that from pakistan ever. but Pakistan cricketers always felt that

    Its not about what Bangladesh get or pakistan lost. Masha’ALLAH , ALLAH give us a lot of resources in Bangladesh – lots and lots – our total country is made by gold so we will be not left behind and we are growing faster
    but always remember that we Muslims not able to live together, and all blame to Pakistan. An apology can at lest decrease a little boundaries

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  • Vampire
    Dec 16, 2012 - 8:04PM

    Yea Thousands of Bangalis still work in Pakistan and find better living conditions with their income here than compared to Bangladesh.
    Pak is going through a bad patch but in future there’s no comparison b/w the two.
    All Pakistani Investors will take their money back from Bangladesh to Pakistan.

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  • Dec 16, 2012 - 8:20PM

    Mr G Din

    Pakistani army and their local collaborators had killed 30 lakh Bangalees, violated around 4 lakh women, forced 1 crore people to leave the country during the nine-month long Liberation War of Bangladesh. Sensing definite defeat, Pakistani army surrendered before India-Bangladesh joint force on December 16, 1971. It is true, people was much angry over the Pak army. You will be the same if you have to face the atrocities faced by Bangladeshi in 1971. But, BD people, showing respecting to the international customary laws and conventions, did not attack the surrendered Pak army, which they could even the Indian army cordoned them. Bangladesh people also showed respect to the Indian army also by refraining them self of from attacking Pak army, who were Indian army’s custody.

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  • Zaman
    Dec 16, 2012 - 8:28PM

    Pakistani new generation should read history carefully and perfectly to know the reason of defeat and surrender of its army in 1971 in Dhaka (Dacca).

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  • halfblooded
    Dec 16, 2012 - 8:54PM

    @Manan: India annexing Pakistan? Tell me more about how you are going to ‘annex’ kashmir, sweet dreams, eh?

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  • ParvezM
    Dec 16, 2012 - 9:08PM

    I see mostly Indians pontificating on the subject, where is Bangali opinion? To get a better feel of their thinking see the comments:
    http://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21568349-week-chairman-bangladeshs-international-crimes-tribunal-resigned-we-explain

    Most people consider AL government of Hasina a dictatorship and there is no free press. With those fake trials falling apart what is left but to throw a tantrum with help from Dilli.

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  • Dec 16, 2012 - 9:42PM

    My dear Pakistani brothers. I think we should go through the exact historical background. I am a Muslim n I will try to hold the matter just according to my shariah knowledge.Some of the readers may not accept my point.What is the meaning of Pakistan? ‘La Ilaha Illallah’ if I m not wrong. On which ideological perspective, Pakistan was told to be created.In fact it was not. The utilization of power was led by the government of PK who was not actually interested to establish Islam in the region. As a result the non-Muslims of India n BD became the beneficiary. I will never tell that, PK govt as well as PK community did not torture us a lot. But this was only the result of being desperate against Allah’s path.The Indian Muslims also did not want the sub-continent divided. But it is the non-Muslims n those Muslims who hold the ideology of communism made this happened. We r still brother(PK-IND-BANG). Awami league is doing the same mistake with the help of those black hand(1975) n will soon fell down.

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  • Yasser
    Dec 16, 2012 - 10:03PM

    Rationally speaking, it was a clear clap by both hands i.e. East Pakistan (Now Bangladesh) and West Pakistandue with obvious Indian involvement. There could have been a substantive dialoge over political disputes and issues by ZAB and Sheikh Mujeeb-ur-Rehman but on the contrary Sheikh Mujeeb’s right wing suppportes were severaly made agitated through the clear support of Indian Mukti Bhanis who started getting rouge and been killing west Pakistani’s residing over there. The Army has to respond accordingly where Mukti Bhani’s involvement in tactic genociding of both east and west Pakistanis wrongly looked as severe colleteral damage by Pak army.
    @ Yoghurt lover, kindly add as well that
    . Pakistan must apologise over Indain involvement of Mukti Bhani’s in tactic genociding of both east and west Pakistanis wrongly showed as severe colleteral damage by Pak army.
    . Pakistan must appologise over Indian terrorists in ARMY Uniforms numbering more than 500k in Indian Occupied Kashmir who are constantly involved in genociding, torturing and raping Kashmiri muslims men, women and kids there.
    . Pakistan must apologise over hundereds and thousands Kashmiri’s protestors marched againt Indian Army’s aggression last year which Indians looked with their eyes wide shut though it shocked their entire nation, media and government.
    . Pakistan must apologise for Bramdagh Bughti’s meeting Indian Research and Analysis Wing’s “RAW” cheif in New Delhi for Pakistan’s good i.e. spreading terrorism and extremism in Balochistan.
    . Pakistan must apologise for the the facts that Bramdagh’s sister, Zamur Domki, and her 12-year-old daughter, Jaana Domki were killed by Indian agents in Karachi only to agitate Bramdagh against Pakistan as it looked it was done by Pakistani agencies.
    . Pakistan must apologise over 13 Indian consulates bordering Pakistan in Afghanistan training and consistantly pouring extremists and terrorists in Balochistan.
    . Pakistan must apologise over NAWAB Akbar Bugti’s SUICIDE where he killed himself in a Cave blast which also resulted in martyrdom of 4 Pakistani Special Service Group officers who were negotiating with him for surrender. And Bramdagh was saying those officers killed Nawab Akbar. How absurd and rediculous.

    And the holy pious Indian blue tulsi’s see Budha smiling in Pakistan for only which India must apologise.

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  • saqib
    Dec 16, 2012 - 10:04PM

    this person “yoghurt lover” is a true anti-pakistani. surely he or she is not aware of the events that took place in 1971. tell me mr why did Mujeeb ur Rehman go to India in 1963 to hatch conspriacies against united Pakistan? why did bengalis side with India? I agree west pakistan government, even the army did many wrongs, but do u mean to say that the bengalis are totally innocent…? they did nothing wrong…? is that what u want to say. first improve ur knowledge mr. It was pakistan army who saved them many a times. i think its time things should move on

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  • saqib
    Dec 16, 2012 - 10:05PM

    i have already posted my comments

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  • Hina
    Dec 16, 2012 - 10:10PM

    @SaneVoice: Read the whole article please. If Pakistan apologizes she would have to surrender a huge sum of money as compensation and this is what motivates Bangladesh to keep asking for an official apology even after Musharraf, while he was in power, has already apologized for it. So its no apology they want anymore, they want the money now! Such a low approach to go by! And there’s no way Kashmir issue can be compared with Bangladesh’s. The motives are different!

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  • Raisuddin
    Dec 16, 2012 - 10:16PM

    Will Bangladesh apologize to Pakistan for the massacre, torture and rape of hundreds of thousands of Urdu-speakers whom they call Pakistanis. Wiping out entire population, man, woman child. Pakistani media has maintained a criminal silence over the orgies of horror visited on them particularly from the night of December 15, 1971 till late 1972, by which time they had all been herded into concentration camps where they still rot. And much of this happened with the approval of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman after his return to Dhaka on Jan 8, 1972. His eldest son, Kamal led the pogrom in Dhaka.
    Besides there is a catch here. Those who are crowing for immediate apology want this as a laurel in Hasina’s cap whose popularity is plummeting by the day, what with the Padma Bridge mega scandal, the revelations by the Economist about the sordid affairs of the War Crimes Tribunals set up to run down the opposition BNP and Jamaat-e-Islami.

    Pakistan’s self-acclaimed pundits have very little direct knowledge of events. And at best their recourse is to writings in English. They can neither read nor understand the Bengali language yet are proud of their punditry.
    Does anyone know that, not Bosnia-Herzegovina, not Rwanda, not Cambodia, but Bangladesh under Hasina has established a Centre for Genocide Studies in Belgium,

    If there is n apology it should be offered to any other government except the Awami League. Period.

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  • who needs army when you have nukes
    Dec 16, 2012 - 10:22PM

    Dear Singh,

    it is true Pakistan can never compete india in field of weapons and arms force as there is no comparison to a country which has 2nd or 3rd largest army and it doesn’t not need to compete on that as there is no need of that. You don’t worry Pal, Pakistan will rip each 120 cities of India with nukes and missiles before it ran out of fuel and before India mobilizes its troops towards Pakistan.. and I think Indian army along with political leaderships knows that and they have thought and will think again and again before any aggression against the Mighty PakistanRecommend

  • Raza Khan
    Dec 16, 2012 - 10:43PM

    High time that Pakistan should apologize & ask forgiveness from BD for killing innocent civilians!

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  • Arijit Sharma
    Dec 16, 2012 - 11:01PM

    @DR SHOAIB KHAN AFRIDI: ” … Remember bangal and india will one day again ruled by west side pakistani but may be after half or less century once world technology and oil reserves finish and sword fighting starts … “

    You need to reduce your intake of Zaid Hamid videos. They inhibit the proper functioning of the cerebral cortex.

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  • Dec 16, 2012 - 11:10PM

    Why should we apologise?? The Bangalis committed atrocities against Pakistanis, both civillians & army personnel. Biharis, in thousands, were tortured & killed as they were loyal and supported Pakistan. Muktee Bahni in connivance with Indian Army facilitated insurgence in East Pakistan. Differences, if any, could have been resolved through talks. Pakistan Army was deployed in East Pakistan to quash rebellion, we are well aware of this fact. Demanding apology on the part of Bangladesh is unjust and uncalled for.

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  • Chulbul Pandey
    Dec 16, 2012 - 11:29PM

    @DR SHOAIB KHAN AFRIDI: Its economy cannot make a single atom bomb while pakistan has 120.

    Afridi ji, your comment made me laugh. Thanks. Your approach to compare economies is mind boggling :D Instead of per capita income / GDP based comparison and other barometers, you came up with a very innovative comparison. Hats off to you :-D

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  • Raj - USA
    Dec 16, 2012 - 11:34PM

    @Lala Gee:
    You say:
    “We have good people to people relations with Bengali brothers and they now have realized that the tragedy was a result of the Indian machinations and false propaganda.”

    I have several Bangladeshi friends both in Kolkata and Bangladesh. Some have their children in UK. They all tell me that in UK, the Bangladeshis and Pakistanis hate each other. They do not go to the same mosque even. I see the same here in USA also. You will not see even one Pakistani in any of the Bangladeshi cultural events here. I have been to a few.

    Today there is not even one muslim country that likes Pakistan. Repeat, not even one, be it Bangladesh or Afghanistan or KSA or any of the Gulf countries. Many Gulf countries refuse visas for Pakistanis. You saw what Malaysia did during the recent D-8 conference. Even Turkey snubs Pakistan. Iran has historically sided with India in all of the Pakistan sponsored resolutions on Kashmir. KSA hands over Abu jindal to India, though he holds Pakistani Passport. The days of Muslim Brotherhood are gone for ever, as far as Pakistan is concerned.

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  • Dec 16, 2012 - 11:35PM

    If this peaceful thing is done by Pakistan, it would help both sides in many aspects directly or indirectly. E.g. the internal conflict between common Bangladeshis and Jamat Islamis in Bangladesh may come to an end. Common Pakistanis (specially the youngsters) would understand the fact of 1971 which may have been placed to them otherwise. Besides, apology does not make someone insignificant or smaller, it makes the apologizer purified, cleaned of dirts.

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  • Lala Gee
    Dec 16, 2012 - 11:38PM

    @G. Din:

    “@Lala Gee: In all fairness, you should drop “Gee” from your moniker”

    LOL. And in all fairness you should change “Din” (Day) to “Raat” (Night, Darkness).

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  • Lala Gee
    Dec 16, 2012 - 11:39PM

    @Abdullah Harun:

    “Economic condition of Bangladesh is much better than Pakistan.”

    The GDPs of Bangladesh and Pakistan according to wikipedia.org during 2011 were as follow:

    Bangladesh:
    GDP (PPP): $282.229 billion) / Per capita: $1,692

    Pakistan:
    GDP (PPP): $488.580 billion / Per capita: $2,787

    The comparative ratios of GDP and per capita:
    GDP (PPP): 1:1.73 / per capita: 1:1.65

    Simply put, Pakistan’s economic conditions are on average 70% better than the Bangladesh. This ratio is even better in Nominal (real Dollars) terms. Important point to note is that both GDP and Per Capita Income of Pakistan increased after 1971. Also read this news and try to figure out why these Bangladeshis don’t want to leave Pakistan.

    “In India or Pakistan, 30% people suffer in hunger but not a single in Bangladesh”

    I cannot tell about India or Bangladesh, but certainly no one dies from hunger in Pakistan, as we produce enough food which is not only sufficient for Pakistan, but also for exports to Afghanistan, Central Asian republics, Gulf, KSA, and other countries of the world.

    “There’s no crucial crisis between India and Bangladesh”

    It is a good thing that you feel so, but this investigative report by an Indian writer Ramananda Sengupta, “Why Bangladesh hates India” tells different story. Also read this fact book sheet on Bangladesh to clear any confusion you might have.

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  • GS@Y
    Dec 17, 2012 - 12:09AM

    When did this apology thing become such an issue? It was not a problem until this anti-Pakistan Awami League government. I don’ think it’s wise foreign policy on part of Sheikh Haseena to fan these flames of hatred towards Pakistan. More than two-thirds of Pakistanis are under 40 and have no recollection at all of an East Pakistan that once was. To them, Bangladesh is a distant country which is owed little more than the customary cordiality.

    Still, Pakistan should take the apology request seriously in the interest of reconciliation. We should work with the Bangladeshis to draft a statement of mutual regret and apology. They should apologize about non-Benglalis and West Pakistanis who were harmed and Pakistan should apologize about the atrocities its army committed. Both sides can bury the hatchet.

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  • Dec 17, 2012 - 12:47AM

    @Tuhin S Adhikary:
    What is meant by 3 million? If I ask u. Pls don’t get angry. A British journalist asked Late Sheikh Mujib abt the number of Martyr. He replied 3 million. He wanted to express 3 lakh(approx). But unfortunately the word ‘million’ was taken widely. Now u can raise a question. A leader like SK.Mujib was not familiar to the word ‘million’? It is very much unfortunate that the policy maker of west pakistan was so greedy for power. And hence India took the opportunity. We the Bangladeshi still believe that, the division of Pakistan was not right. And of course India involved in that war only to teach PAK army as well as their interest. We have had enough from India. Now it is our turn. Bangladesh Jamat e Islam and their student wing Islami chhatra shibir has taken the responsibility to take out Bangladesh from their so called friend India.Best of luck.

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  • Rian
    Dec 17, 2012 - 1:09AM

    Those who are dumb enough to think that it was an Indian Muktibahini rather than Bengali Mukti bahini, this link is for those educated or uneducated dumb people. By the way, this video was made in Pakistan, not Bangladesh. Go through the documentary and learn some history. By the way, we are not crying for your apology. That is something which should come from any human being who is a good human being and if he has done something wrong. We are doing much better than Pakistan now. We are moving ahead. Before showing illogical anger, learn some history and come back here to comment. For you the link is here :

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DHEZRXgn4j4

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  • kakar
    Dec 17, 2012 - 1:29AM

    happy independence day to Bang;adesh with core of my heart, we as a nation feel pathetic for the loss of Bangladeshi died in that war period , and we curse those who did all this dirty war , and there words were ’ how many women girls they have raped , its not me its history , brigadiare r a siique has writer in his book http://www.bbc.co.uk/urdu/pakistan/story/2004/12/041213bookeast_pakistan.shtml , we are sorry for what happend , we the new generation of this land were not responsible for those crimes but we are sorry.we havent learn any thing from history , we want a progressive pakistan but we dont act they way the nations have progressed , and those who want like that lives is fool paradis.Recommend

  • Azim
    Dec 17, 2012 - 2:21AM

    (West) Pakistan owe’s bangali’s an apology for not allowing them to form government when they had majority, as well as depriving Bangalies share in development as well as equal role in armed forces, bureaucracy, etc….. any one with a view into history should know that it was west Pakistan elite…and superior mind that led to creation of Bangladesh. India saw an opportunity and we created the same so lets not blame them, blame our-self

    As a Pakistani i say sorry – and regret what our leaders did!

    Pakistan Zindabad

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  • Observer
    Dec 17, 2012 - 2:22AM

    @SaneVoice:

    “There is no wrong in serving an apology to Bangladesh. Apology doesn’t mean you were wrong or other person was right it means that your relationship is valuable than your ego.”

    Of course, as sincere apology has to come from the heart accepting and acknowledging YOU were wrong and did harm to others. Otherwise, what is the meaning of an apology? Is is just meant as a lip service only?

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  • Raj - USA
    Dec 17, 2012 - 3:24AM

    @Lala Gee:
    In addition to what I have said earlier that Pakistani muslims and Bangladeshi muslims do not go the the same mosque even, I would add that the Bangladeshis I meet at the Indian movie theaters have often expressed their desire to visit Ajmir Christi Darga in India. None have mentioned of their desire to visit any religious place in Pakistan. Bangladeshis may be muslims as Pakistanis, but they have very little in common or bonding even in religion with Pakistan. There are probably more Bangladeshis living in India than in Pakistan. Bangladeshis have language bonding with India and also more of a cultural bonding with India than Pakistan.

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  • jawed sarwar
    Dec 17, 2012 - 5:41AM

    Bandladesh should not ask for apology from Pakistan.I was in East Pakistan since my birth I have seen the killings of childrens,mens,womans and raped victims.All were done by Begalis to non bengalis. These non Bengalis included Pathans,Punjabis,urdu speakings and majority were Biharis. It was the Bengalis who after the arrest of Mujibur Rahman by Pak army started taking revenge against all non bengalis living in East Pakistan.There were almost 3 millions non bengalis killed in East Pakistan. Distrcts ofJessore,Dinajpur,Saidpur,Rajshahi and Faridpur was hard hit with very few survivors.Whan finally Pak army came to control the area there killings of bengalis during that period but the figures given by Bangladesh is highly exagrated. Let us forget the past but Bangladesg should first apologise then Pakistan should follow. Banladesh has taken the properties of Biharis and even the banks accounts of non bengalis were frozen after the creation of Bangladesh. My first job was In East Pakistan WAPDA and after Bangladesh I was dismissed being a supporter of Pakistan. I am lucky to be alive. Where as In West Pakistan the bengalis were trated nice. There proprties were not taken , bank accounts were not frozen and not a single bendalis was killed in retaliation. Bangladesh should compenste for the properties left by non bengalis and Pakistan government should demand that properties left in Bangladesh be compensated by filing claims. Then the process of apology should be discussed..

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  • Dec 17, 2012 - 7:51AM

    This page became the theater of egoistic Pakistanis’ nonsense talks and excellent show off their ignorance. Unfortunately Pakistanis were not even taught the right history in their school books.They only learn how to get biased in propaganda and find issues to twist their own dark history. The only things they can proud of is the huge production of fanaticism and the talented mastermind criminals to destroy own property as well as same in foreign land. It has been found several times that the trainers and mastermind behind many anarchy in Bangladesh are Pakistanis.They came to save Islam..what a fun! Oh! forget to mention .they can also proud for .the big big atom bomb although their small bombs are killing people everywhere in Pakistan in every single minutes which totaled may be more than a single atom bomb can do. What else they can proud for…hmm..they can say we are going to be the 1st real failure nation in the world…we will die dreaming killing Indians, annexing India and people are watching and singing ..Pakistan bla bla….and then suddenly a bomb on the head and…in another Pakistani in final dream…

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  • sabi
    Dec 17, 2012 - 7:54AM

    Bangal has a unique chractristic.Its soil,rivers,sea winds are rebelion in nature,so are the people there..Devastating floods femine.high population density,kept bangals under the tight jaws of poverty even during british raj.The eastern part of bangal came into Pakistan’s share with all short comings thus, a big liability for west Pakistan, already short of resources.Bangali leaders exploited that natural disparity and united whole eatern volk against west pakistan.Bangalis are known for their oneness (aeka) and that aeka was very well abused by SM.Stupid six point agenda is a writen proof that eastern wing wanted to make rest of Pakistan its slave.This roused the racial sentiments of western elites against Bangalis.adding nothing but more oil to the fire.Bangladesh disastor is thus a two way story with Bangali starting it first.
    Today Bangladesh is progressing not because of its secession from Pakistan but, because of extreme poverty which enables it by virtue of some international laws,free acces to western markets..Forget about apology the way they want.Wish Bangladesh all the best.

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  • Raisuddin
    Dec 17, 2012 - 8:22AM

    Apology or no apology but Tribune article has been published on the front page in Dhaka’s Daily Sun, Monday! Bravo! My simple question is are you being paid by Hasina government? With sliding popularity graph due to mega scandals (Padma Bridge) and exposure of the much touted War Crimes Trials by The Economists, Pakistan’s apology is just the oxygen she needs for the forthcoming elections.

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  • The Khan
    Dec 17, 2012 - 9:04AM

    @Raj – USA:
    What planet you on. Where do you get the stats of GCC snubbing Pakistan. Thousands of Pakistanis are coming to GCC for work and high pay. And Turkey.. How is Turkey snubbing us. And i can understand Malaysia’s stance due but again there are thousands of Pakistani students studying in Malaysia. Yet to understand where this snub is affecting rich people of Pak like us.

    Btw i live in Saudi: own a GMC Yukon and my son is studying in Canada before you start accusing KSA LOL

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  • Yoghurt lover
    Dec 17, 2012 - 9:08AM

    @Yasser

    You see Yasser, we can apologize for our mistakes and not that of someone else.

    You need to learn the meanings of some English words such as apology.

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  • Foreign Leg
    Dec 17, 2012 - 10:32AM

    @Lala Gee: While lagging behind in absolute numbers, Bangladesh has the highest GDP growth rate in the region even trouncing India last year. With its current GDP growth rate, Bangladesh’s GDP per capita will easily overtake those of many other countries in the region in the next 10 years or so.
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    Pakistan’s growth rate is languishing and is expected to stagnate further especially with the loss of Coalition Support Funds come 2014.

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  • Tony Singh
    Dec 17, 2012 - 11:20AM

    @Lala Gee:
    “Oh. I didn’t know India gifted Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan in a platter to Pakistan.”
    Good Now you know. Cheers!

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  • Raj - USA
    Dec 17, 2012 - 12:57PM

    @The Khan:
    Pakistanis are not allowed family visas in Kuwait and Iraq whereas even Indian Hindus have no such problem. Even for employee only visas, Kuwait and Iraq are very strict.

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  • Cynical
    Dec 17, 2012 - 6:15PM

    @Lala Gee
    @G. Din

    You two deserve each other. You are just the two sides of the same coin.
    You should be best of pals.

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  • Nadia
    Dec 17, 2012 - 11:34PM

    @saqib:
    bengalis sided with India because their own army( read Na-pak army) killed and raped them.
    http://www.genocidebangladesh.org/

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  • Yasser
    Dec 17, 2012 - 11:37PM

    @ Yougart Lover
    .
    Two sorries from my part.
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    The first sorry for I clearly see you only understood the word “apology” very well and you did not see the mistakes mentioned after it.
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    The second sorry that you never got my point. My father fought that war and though he fought at West-Pakistan bordering India but he saw many of his friends and colleagues in Pakistan Army poisoned and killed by Bangladeshi supplies in east Pakistan which was the major reason of surrendering. He told several terrible events and believe me, the only mistake was the unfortunate presence of civilian west pakistanis in east-pakistan who were killed by Bhanis and bangalis at large.
    Please refer to the comments of Javed Sarwar as what heppened to him in East Pakistan then and there. I do believe what he said.

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  • Dec 17, 2012 - 11:52PM

    @Yasser:
    You are living in dream. You think that Bangladeshi and Mukti bahini started the war and killing. LoL.. How stupid you are. at 25th march 1971 the PAK armi killed over 5000 innocent / unarmed Bangladeshi people at Dhaka and started the war.
    Bro you are Muslim , if you tell lie , you will have to suffer. So please check the history again and speak the truth.

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  • Yasser
    Dec 18, 2012 - 1:11AM

    Brother @ Mashiur Rahman, I wish I would have been living in a dream but unfortunately it was never a dream. No father tells his son a lie or false or fabricated events and sames goes for my father. Also most importantly I am speaking here as a muslim so you would have not said this one sided part had you ever read the history on factual events that took place in detail. I hope you are not that right-winged extremist kind of person.
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    Let me clear you and put the record straight that Pak Army was never ever sent to kill innocent Bangalis there in east pakistan. It was only the right-winged Mujibur Rahman’s supporters who got agitated and started killing and torturing a number of west pakistanis residing in East Pakistan with the clear help of Indian’s involvement. Thats why the Indian always claimed that they won the 1971 war and threw the 2 nation theory in the arabian sea as these Indian agents were killing, torturing and raping both east and west pakistanis that resulted in a disaster.
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    There were hundred of thousands bangalis as well as non-bangalis killed in East Pakistan and it was complete havoc in Jessore, Saidpur, Faridpur and other districts for which the army was sent to take control over these where they were literaly quarantined by Mukti Bhani’s and their extremist bangali supporters due to lack of supplies and at later days, got killed through poisoned food supllies they were provided by locals there. The Army personal started to eat raw fruit and vegetables from the fields to survive but even the vegetables were too injected with poison by Bhanis and their agents at night where many men got killed. The army could not survive that damage that became the main cause of surrendering of 90,000 army men which is an absolute truth and nothing but the truth.

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  • Fahim
    Dec 18, 2012 - 7:09PM

    Yes. Pakistan should apologize to us for the immense human suffering and chaos they made during in 1971. Not only that they should take back their Bihari people that are still stuck in Bangladesh. And give us back our tax money, which they invested to build industries and their atomic bomb. Pakistan should say sorry for commuting genocides and destroying our infrastructures in 1971.

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  • Rizwan
    Dec 22, 2012 - 2:51AM

    Decession

    I m from pakistan and after reading the whole history pertaining to East pakistan, my decission is simply as under and i think i should regard it as the most unbiased decission.

    1947-1971 = We should feel shame as a nation what we did with our brothers, shame on my country , shame and again shame.

    Majeeb: If he (Majeeb) won the elections then Bhutto was having no reason to reject, he was a person who escalate the situation by pressurizing the president not to call a meeting for prime minister. He was a prime cause of this conflict, after which he took some army generals with him who then planned the failed operations search light which was a total failure in long run. It was bhutto who once said that a east pakistan is a failed land due to flood and many other issues : Mr. Bhutto see this land now how much it has progressed over the years economically and politically, May Allah Guide you over your this stupidity.

    Main demerit of the operation was that we thought we could fail the movement by force and capturing majeeb will defuse this movement to die which was nt the reality.

    The army completely ignored the intervention of India while planning that operation, (stupidity).

    Bengalis: Despite of all these problems, Bengalis should not revolt in that way , they completely ignored sit and talk policy, so majeeb or a bengali can go to India and can make a request for the military intervention??? so the 30000 Pak army in east pakistan (mostly benglais) can straight away changed their faiths from pakistan so suddenly? so they were also ready to be trained by the RAW as a mukti bahini? benglis in air force before this war can even try to hijack an air force jet fighter alongwith a 20 years old young pilot to india who ultimately got shahdat by dislodging his plane to ground. it means you can do any thing if u got a fight with your brother at home, even u will be ready to kill him with the help of worst enemy? oh come on , u got an independence from hindustan how come u thought to seek their help? and help for what actually?

    An Ex air cheif of pak air force once told that during 71 he called at one of the area at bangladesh to inform a potential attack coming their way by indian air force, the begali (Was an air force employee) refused to listen by stating its his sleeping time).

    No one use to apologise over these incidence coz its a never ending problem, pak will claim the killings by mukti bahini and indian intervention and will also claim an apology by india and Bangladesh as well.

    Decision: Over all i think we as a nation has to give the blaim for that whole incidence completely we allow every thing to happen and we let them a chance which we could avoid by giving them their rights completely.

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  • Rizwan
    Dec 23, 2012 - 1:13AM

    Decession

    I m from pakistan and after reading the whole history pertaining to East pakistan, my decission is simply as under and i think i should regard it as the most unbiased decission.

    1947-1971 = We should feel shame as a nation what we did with our brothers, shame on my country , shame and again shame.

    Majeeb: If he (Majeeb) won the elections then Bhutto was having no reason to reject, he was a person who escalate the situation by pressurizing the president not to call a meeting for prime minister. He was a prime cause of this conflict, after which he took some army generals with him who then planned the failed operations search light which was a total failure in long run. It was bhutto who once said that a east pakistan is a failed land due to flood and many other issues : Mr. Bhutto see this land now how much it has progressed over the years economically and politically, May Allah Guide you over your this stupidity.

    Main demerit of the operation was that we thought we could fail the movement by force and capturing majeeb will defuse this movement to die which was nt the reality.

    The army completely ignored the intervention of India while planning that operation, (stupidity).

    Bengalis: Despite of all these problems, Bengalis should not revolt in that way , they completely ignored sit and talk policy, so majeeb or a bengali can go to India and can make a request for the military intervention??? so the 30000 Pak army in east pakistan (mostly benglais) can straight away changed their faiths from pakistan so suddenly? so they were also ready to be trained by the RAW as a mukti bahini? benglis in air force before this war can even try to hijack an air force jet fighter alongwith a 20 years old young pilot to india who ultimately got shahdat by dislodging his plane to ground. it means you can do any thing if u got a fight with your brother at home, even u will be ready to kill him with the help of worst enemy? oh come on , u got an independence from hindustan how come u thought to seek their help? and help for what actually?

    An Ex air cheif of pak air force once told that during 71 he called at one of the area at bangladesh to inform a potential attack coming their way by indian air force, the begali (Was an air force employee) refused to listen by stating its his sleeping time).

    No one use to apologise over these incidence coz its a never ending problem, pak will claim the killings by mukti bahini and indian intervention and will also claim an apology by india and Bangladesh as well.

    Decision: Over all i think we as a nation has to give the blaim for that whole incidence completely we allow every thing to happen and we let them a chance which we could avoid by giving them their rights completely

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  • Liimah Akram
    Jan 7, 2013 - 5:56PM

    @Yoghurt lover:
    Why dont you mention that Lots of Indians murderd pakis not just the other way around. pakistan had to fight back. India had a hissy fit that it would not be the largest country without pakistan, but Pakiistan deserved its independance. Later on west Pakistan and East Pakistan started an argument over the importance of language. east pakistan wanted the same amount of importance for bengali language which urdu received. that was not going to happen as urdu is a pagan language. They should not have started war over it but many pakis died just like bengalis. Why dont we mention how pakistan helps other countries even though they are in poverty still. they helped the Rowandan genocide.They helped gaza and many others

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  • Liimah Akram
    Jan 7, 2013 - 6:03PM

    @Mehedi Hasan:
    To be honest you aint seen half of pakistan, mashalla its beautiful but like bangladesh and India it has its bad spots, poverty, etc. have you witnessed shahi mahal, Moti masjid, Faisal Masjid, the crossroads, the cities. Bangladesh is not prettier or richer. What do they have which is more beautiful than pakistans?

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  • Liimah Akram
    Jan 7, 2013 - 6:09PM

    @Abdullah Harun:
    actually there are lots of people in bangladesh living in poverty and hunger.
    same amount as pakistan and india.

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  • Liimah Akram
    Jan 7, 2013 - 6:14PM

    @Yasser:
    Pakistan must not apologize for anything if Bangladesh and india mustnt

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  • Adil
    Feb 6, 2013 - 5:39PM

    Bangladesh’s most important and complex foreign relationship is with India. This relationship is formed by historical and cultural ties and is strengthened because of India’s involvement in liberating the people of Bangladesh from Pakistan. This forms an important part of the domestic political discourse. Bangladesh’s relationship with India began on a positive note because of India’s assistance in the independence war and subsequent reconstruction. Throughout the years, the relationship between the two countries has fluctuated for a number of reasons. A major source of tension between Bangladesh and India is the Farakka Dam.[61] In 1975, India constructed a dam on the Ganges River 10.3 mi (16.6 km) from the Bangladeshi border. Bangladesh alleges that the dam diverts much needed water from Bangladesh and adds a man-made disaster to a country already plagued by natural disasters. However, both countries recognize the importance of good relations, regional security and South Asian economic integration. In 2009, Bangladeshi security forces launched a crackdown on Indian insurgents hiding in the country’s border regions, captured and deported the leaders of several insurgent groups

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