A former Pakistani diplomat has said that Pakistan (Pakistan) should formally apologize to Bangladesh for the ‘genocide’ committed by its army in 1971.
Bangladesh Liberation War (File Photo)
The whole world is witness to the way Pakistan has tortured people in Bangladesh. For this reason, there is a demand from Pakistan, they formally apologize for the genocide in Bangladesh. According to media reports, in this episode, a former Pakistani diplomat has said that Islamabad should formally apologize to Bangladesh for the ‘genocide’ committed by its army in 1971.
Bangladesh was known as East Pakistan till its independence. Bangladeshi freedom fighters, supported by India, fought the Pakistani Army in 1971. After this, Bangladesh came to the world as an independent nation. Bangladesh’s freedom struggle was very bloody. The Bangladeshi government says that in this war which lasted for nine months, three million people died and thousands of women were raped.
What did the Pakistani diplomat say?
According to the Daily Star newspaper, Hussain Haqqani, who was Pakistan’s ambassador to the US from 2008 to 2011, said, the Pakistani army imprisoned Sheikh Mujib (Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman) and started a massacre against the Bengalis. Till date Pakistan has not apologized for this. Pakistan’s apology would be the most humble thing to do. In a virtual talk titled ‘Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman: An Iconic Leader of People’s Struggle for Freedom’, Haqqani said, the people of Pakistan should urge their government to consider all the atrocities committed by the Pakistan Army in 1971 in Bangladesh. Formal apology to the people of.
Pakistani rulers never understood Bengalis as an equal
Hussain Haqqani, who hails from Pakistan, is an internationally renowned scholar. He is currently living in the United States. Haqqani underlined that East Pakistan (present-day Bangladesh) was a ‘golden goose’ for the ruling elite class of Pakistan. The reason behind this was to earn a large amount of foreign exchange from there. The former diplomat said that the feudalistic Pakistani rulers never considered the Bengali people as equal. After the election victory of Bangabandhu’s party Awami League in the 1970 national elections, the ruling elite of Pakistan were not ready to hand over power to the elected representatives of the then East Pakistan.
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