LAHORE  - The Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust held a sitting with the theme “The Current State of Affairs in Bangladesh and Its Background” in collaboration with the Pakistan Movement Workers Trust at the Aiwan-i-Karkunan-i-Tehreek-i-Pakistan on Tuesday.

The speakers included JI Head of International Politics Abdul Ghaffar Aziz, well-known analyst Col (r) ZI Farrukh, Dr Sameeha Raheel Qazi, Prof Saleem Mansoor Khalid, Editor daily ‘Nai Baat’ Professor Atta-ur-Rehman and CPNE President Mujeebur Rehman Shami.

The Nation Editor-in-Chief Dr Majid Nizami’s message was also read on the occasion: “I condemn the series of acts of vengeance perpetrated by Bangladesh Premier Sheikh Haseena Wajid on the instigation of India against the supporters of a united Pakistan during the 1971 Pak-Indian war.

The people of Pakistan cannot just be indifferent to its injustice. The government of Pakistan must take up this issue with the Bangladeshi government on the diplomatic level, so that it could fulfill its obligation of representing the true aspirations of the Pakistani people,” Nizami added.

“It must also take up this issue on all international forums. I am fully convinced that facing an enemy, actuated by the love for one’s country, cannot be termed a crime. Those who fulfilled the sacred duty of defending their country shoulder to shoulder with the Pak Army deserve utmost respect and veneration,” Nizami opined in his massage.

“The stance of the Pakistan Foreign Ministry that it is the internal affair of Bangladesh is way below the dignity of an honorable nation. The Pak Army can forget neither East Pakistan nor those who sacrificed their lives at the altar of their homeland,” he held.

Mujeebur Rehman Shami stressed the need for strengthening the cultural and lingual relations between the two sister states. He called on the electronic media to focus on the relations with Bangladesh.

Professor Attaur Rehman regretted that the common people could find no source of direct information on Bangladesh. He appealed to the media to fulfill its obligations in this regards, so that the level of public awareness could be raised.

Abdul Ghaffar remarked that, following the example of Turkey, Morocco, Tunisia, Malaysia, etc Pakistan should also get its protest recorded against the inhuman nature of the act being done in Bangladesh. He lauded the Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust efforts. Col (r) ZI Farrukh observed that the JI veterans were being awarded life imprisonment or death sentence on the most flimsy grounds e g leading the military operation.  Sameeha Raheel Qazi reminisced that “Agha Jam” (she addresses her father so) wept most bitterly during the night of December 16, 1971 when Pakistan was broken.