LAHORE - Jamaat-e-Islami Director Foreign Affairs Department Abdul Ghaffar Aziz has contradicted a statement by Bangladeshi prosecutor Zead-al-Malum who alleged that Bangladeshi leader Abul Kalam Azad was moving around in Europe, sheltered by JI Pakistan.

Aziz said that Bangladeshi prosecutor’s statement was unfounded and misleading and a proof that International Crimes Tribunal established by Hasina government may cross all limits of decency and fair deal in levelling false allegations.

“Why International Crimes Tribunal (ICT) didn’t initiate legal action with the help of International body to arrest Abul Kalam Azad who, in the words of Zead-al-Malum, was continuously travelling in some of European countries,” asked Abdul Ghaffar in a statement issued from party headquarters Mansoorah Lahore yesterday.

He said that Bangladeshi leader Abul Kalam Azad had no affiliation with Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami but is a scholar of repute. An official statement from Bangladesh has raised many serious questions, since Hasina govt has thrown thousands of political opponents into jail and hanged top Opposition leaders, and this activity is still going on, he added.

The Government of Pakistan, International body and Muslim countries should take serious note of Bangladeshi government who imprisoned 30,000 innocent Bangladeshi citizens and inflicted capital punishments against political leaders, he demanded.