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.