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Member National Assembly Sahibzada Tariqullah of Jamat-e-Islami has strongly condemned the executions of opposition leaders in Bangladesh.

In an interview with Radio Pakistan on Monday, he said they were being punished for their support to united Pakistan in 1971 and opposing Indian role.

Sahibzada Tariqullah said the executions are against international laws and principles.

He pointed out it is also violation of tripartite agreement between Pakistan, Bangladesh and India in 1974 which calls for a forward looking approach in matters relating to 1971.

He said Jamat-e-Islami in Bangladesh is a patriotic party and its leaders have been doing active politics and worked against important official positions.

Tariqullah criticised flawed trials in Bangladesh and said the case of executions should be taken to the International Court of Justice.

Prominent human rights activist Barrister Anees Jillani said it an inhuman act to target some particular people and hang them.    

He said it is also unjust that the accused are not being given opportunity of fair trial, which is against international law as well.

He said the government should take up the issue with Bangladesh as executions are being carried out just to punish those who supported Pakistan.


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