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Newsline: Pakistani envoy summoned in Bangladesh in tit-for-tat move

Bangladesh’s acting High Commissioner Nazmul Huda and handed over its resolution expressing “serious concerns” over the execution of Motiur Rahman Nizami, president of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami party. Pakistan’s parliament on Wednesday passed a unanimous resolution condemning Nizami’s execution in protest of which Turkey on Thursday recalled its ambassador to Bangladesh. Nizami, who served as agriculture and industries minister in ex-Prime Minister Khaleda Zia’s 2001-2006 cabinet, was hanged late on Tuesday for war crimes. Later, a foreign ministry statement said Bangladesh strongly protested the Pakistani parliamentary resolution condemning Nizami’s execution for 1971 crimes against humanity, and summoned Islamabad’s envoy to the foreign office in Dhaka.

http://www.newkerala.com/news/2016/fullnews-62708.html

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