Pakistan requests Bangladesh to increase embassy security after receiving threats

Published: December 20, 2013
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Protesters demanded that all diplomatic relations with Pakistan should end in the span of 20 hours. PHOTO: REUTERS

Protesters demanded that all diplomatic relations with Pakistan should end in the span of 20 hours. PHOTO: REUTERS

DHAKA: With protesters growing agitated around the Pakistan High Commission in Dhaka, Pakistan has officially requested Bangladesh to increase security, reports Express News.

According to Express News correspondent, protesters gathered for the third consecutive time outside the building of the Pakistan High Commission in Dhaka on Friday.

Protesters were furious following the Bangladeshi PM Sheikh Hasina statement about Pakistan, stating that the government would resist any attempt by the opposition to create chaos. They demanded that all diplomatic relations with Pakistan should be cut in the next 20 hours.

Unless the Bangladesh government conceded their demands, they would damage the edifice of Pakistan High Commission.

In view of the fast deteriorating condition, the High Commission requested Bangladeshi authorities to boost security for Pakistani diplomats. The Foreign Office in Islamabad on Friday stated that diplomats in Dhaka have been instructed to restrict “unnecessary trips” out of High Commission premises.

Since the execution of Molla on December 12, Pakistan drew immense 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.

The resolution was moved by Sher Akbar Khan of Jamaat-e-Islami. The resolution also expresses condolences with Bangladesh and the family of Molla.

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Reader Comments (20)

  • Raj - USA
    Dec 20, 2013 - 10:13PM

    I said it earlier and would say it again. Bangladesh’s government or Sheikh Hasina Wajid’s Awami Legue or their political partners will not do anything to Pakistan’s embassy other than holding protests. It can get out of hand only if JI in Bangladesh, or parties like JeI in Pakistan or Pakistan’s government provokes the situation.

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  • ModiFied
    Dec 20, 2013 - 10:45PM

    You demanded it and you got it. When you poke your nose in someone’s internal affairs, this is exactly what you get.

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  • Pakistani
    Dec 20, 2013 - 10:52PM

    No we dont security in Bangladesh, just close the embassy and save our money
    Regards,
    190 Million Pakistanis

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  • Truthprevails
    Dec 20, 2013 - 10:57PM

    Straightforward solution:
    DEPORT all bangalis from Pakistan & close embassy

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  • Saud
    Dec 20, 2013 - 11:01PM

    Just call the embassy staff back, we have nothing to do in Bangladesh anyways. Also, do not forget to deport bangladeshis from Pakistan we have sheltered them enough.

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  • Baloochi
    Dec 20, 2013 - 11:05PM

    @Pakistani:
    They are trying hard to please their masters in India. Bangladeshis with self respect also fighting against their government.

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  • A
    Dec 20, 2013 - 11:06PM

    Awaiting @Dhaka to say something ridiculous here

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  • Rafi Ka Deewana
    Dec 20, 2013 - 11:09PM

    My perception is that Bangladesh wants to decide its own fate. They feel that Pakistan, and also India, are bullying them. This is turning them off from both the countries.

    It’s better for India and Pakistan to leave them alone. They can take care of themselves.

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  • objective observer
    Dec 20, 2013 - 11:25PM

    Seems like Pakistan is always worried about everyone else but themselves. The creation of an empire is a failed state that thinks it is an empire itself. Nothing like it in the world. Delusions of grandeur.

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  • Akash
    Dec 20, 2013 - 11:57PM

    All Pakistanis should be deported from Bangladesh… oops! That has already been done… in 1971.

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  • PakistaniLoyalist
    Dec 21, 2013 - 12:13AM

    @Akash:

    All Pakistanis should be deported from Bangladesh… oops! That has already been done… in 1971.

    Typical history and knowledge of an Indian. You should be deported from this site.

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  • Dhaka
    Dec 21, 2013 - 12:13AM

    @A:
    I think your country does not forget the defeat in 1971 by the hands of our own people.

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  • B
    Dec 21, 2013 - 12:18AM

    @Pakistani:: “just close the embassy and save our money’.
    Well it is only a matter of time. Once TTP takes over Pakistan, world countries will shut their Embassies in Pakistan.

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  • B
    Dec 21, 2013 - 12:24AM

    @Baloochi:
    India in Afghanistan, Karachi, Balochistan, Bangladesh, 1000 Embassies along Pakistan borders. Then why beg India for talks? Why Is GOP, ISI and the establishment all sleeping?

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  • goggi (Lahore)
    Dec 21, 2013 - 12:39AM

    Runa Laila and Shabnam live in my heart and so do I love their country and culture.Recommend

  • Jamshed
    Dec 21, 2013 - 1:04AM

    Bangladesh has given shelter for about 3 lakh Pakistani in Geneva camp, Mohammadpur, Dhaka since 1971. These brothers want to go to Pakistan but Pakistan govt is not bringing them.

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  • Another Pakistani
    Dec 21, 2013 - 1:12AM

    Let them protest. Waiting for our investors to return home!

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  • Salman
    Dec 21, 2013 - 1:27AM

    @Akash:
    Dear Indian, you worry about your diplomat being humiliated by US, this doesnt bother you

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  • Khan
    Dec 21, 2013 - 1:36AM

    Bangladeshis are themselves protesting against this unfair trial and punishment, many even killed.

    Source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-25394111

    I think this should be a good reality check for pro-india bangladeshis and opportunist indians showing pakistan as sole condemner of this execution.

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  • Ali Reza
    Dec 21, 2013 - 3:19AM

    Indians supporting terrorism in Bengladesh. No surprise there.

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