PTI district leader Mazhar Mehmood condemned the hanging of Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Qadir Molla by Bangladesh for supporting Pakistan during and after the 1971 war and resisted the establishment of Bangladesh.

He said that his party had condemned the hanging and also demanded that also the Pakistani government should condemn the execution of the JI leader who supported Pakistan during the war. He paid rich tributes to the slain leader, saying the latter opted for sacrificing his life but did not give in to the Bangladeshi government.

He called the execution a cruel decision of a so-called war tribunal. He said that the Pakistani rulers’ criminal silence on the issue was also condemnable. He noted that Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Haseena Wajid could not perpetuate her regime through such actions. He said if Pakistani rulers wanted they could have saved the innocent man by making public the agreements between former premier Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and Sheikh Mujeebur Rehman. He said it was decided in the agreement that both the countries would not launch war cases against each other.

He said that Abdul Qadir Molla’s sacrifice would not go waste. He said he is a Shaheed-e-Pakistan. He also prayed that may Allah Almighty grant courage to the family of Molla and JI workers to bear this irreparable loss. He said JI leaders in Bangladesh were being punished for supporting Pakistan’s armed forces and their struggle to save the fall of Dhaka.

He said it was really shameful that the Foreign Office had termed the sentences to JI leaders an internal matter of Bangladesh when the pro-India Bangladeshi government was victimising those who had been loyal to Pakistan. Baloch said the JI Bangladesh was demanding an Islamic government in that country. The JI and other parties in united opposition there wanted Bangladesh to remain an independent state instead of a mere Indian colony.