The diplomatic row between Dhaka and Islamabad appears to have deepened on Wednesday, after Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina condemned Pakistan for its reaction to the execution of Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) leader Abdul Quader Molla.
Vowing to continue with the war crimes trial, Hasina also said her government would resist any attempt to create anarchy by the opposition.
Since the execution of Molla on December 12, Pakistan drew huge criticism from Bangladesh for its reaction over hanging of the JI leader. Earlier this week, the National Assembly adopted a resolution expressing concern over the execution of Molla.
Following the resolution, Bangladesh’s ministry of foreign affairs summoned Pakistan’s top envoy in Dhaka to register its protest.
Published in The Express Tribune, December 19th, 2013.