The speakers stressed the need for learning from the debacle of “Fall of Dhaka” in a bid to strengthen the federation and avert any such tragedy in the country. They said that there was a dire need for taking concrete measures to remove all discriminatory factors that resulted in the breaking up of Pakistan. They also urged the governments of both Pakistan and Bangladesh to make strenuous efforts for bridging the gap to bring the peoples of both the countries by burying the bitter past.

Addressing a daylong symposium held here in connection with “Fall of Dhaka” All Pakistan Dry Ports Association Chairman Muhammad Ishaq Butt pointed out that the wounds caused by the ‘Dhaka debacle’ were still green and forcing the Pakistani nation to learn a lesson from the national tragedy, saying that being a nation we had not yet deeply considered the causes that led to the tragedy. He stressed the need for bringing visible change in national attitude due to which Pakistani nation was facing various conflicts within the federation. They said that it was the right time for both Pakistan and Bangladesh to bury their past.

Local Minorities’ MPA Nadeem Ghauri added that promotion of hatred and exploitation of public rights resulted in the mounted lingual riots, ultimately paving the way for Fall of Dhaka.

Founder member of Tehreek-e-Nizam-Mustafa Khawaja Irfan Hameed said that hundreds of the thousands people in Pakistan and Bangladesh were badly affected due to this tragedy, saying that the Fall of Dhaka was the will and conspiracy of India, being the enemy of Pakistan and which only benefitted her.

Senior educationist Prof Manzoor Ahmed Chaudhry said that international powers including India played key role in separation of Pakistan and they remained successful in changing the geographical history and boundaries of Pakistan through their well-planned international conspiracy which resulted into Fall of Dhaka on December 16, 1971.

On the occasion, Sialkot District Bar Association President Malik Mushtaq Ahmed asserted that causes of the separation between East and West Pakistan should be brought before the peoples of both the countries. Former District Attorney Liaqat Ali Shah Binyamin and Javaid Ali Shah said that people responsible for Fall of Dhaka should be made an example in a bid to avert any such move aimed at destabilizing the country.

Nawaz Ahmed Ansari, senior lawyers Shaukat Ali Chaudhry and Azizur Rehman urged the government to public the Hamoodur Rehman Commission Report to let the masses recognize face of the enemies of Pakistan.