Pak NationalAssembly condemns Nizami execution

Pak NationalAssembly condemns Nizami execution

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Dhaka – The National Assembly of Pakistan on Wednesday passed a unanimous resolution expressing serious concerns over the execution of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami ameer Motiur Rahman Nizami, unb news agency repored.
The resolution was moved by Minister for Science and Technology Rana Tanvir Hussain.It condemned the judicial proceedings describing those as against the ‘law, justice and human rights’.
On points of order, Sahibzada Tariqullah, Shaista Pervaiz and Shah Mahmood Qureshi condemned the execution of Nizami.
They said the execution was a ‘violation’ of agreement signed among Bangladesh, India and Pakistan in 1974. They were of the view that the execution is a ‘judicial murder and violation of human rights’.
Mahmood Khan Achakzai proposed that a parliamentary committee should be formed, which will visit Bangladesh in coordination with the Foreign Office for talk on the issue.
At the outset of the proceedings, the House offered Fateha for the departed soul of the executed Jamaat leader.
Speaking on the resolution, Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique said the execution of political opponents in Bangladesh is a serious issue, causing unrest among the Pakistanis.
He said that those who were executed did not violate the law and constitution of the United Pakistan. He called for immediate steps with the cooperation of other Islamic countries for stopping these executions in Bangladesh.
Members while condemning the executions emphasised that the matter should be raised in the United Nations. They also called for convening an OIC meeting to discuss the issue.
They said protest should be lodged while remaining within the diplomatic norms.

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