LAHORE - Minister for Railways Khwaja Saad Rafiq said yesterday that execution of Bangladesh’s JI leader Motiur Rahman Nizami was not an issue of a political party only but it was the matter of national respect and honour which would be taken up at the international level.

Kh Saad said the government would become petitioner of this matter and would take it up at international level.

Addressing a function held by Islamic Lawyers’ Forum at Lahore High Court Bar Association, Saad said Pakistan would not leave those people in lurch who sacrificed for Pakistan. He said it was very condemning that people were executed in Bangladesh only for supporting and loving Pakistan.

PTI leader Chaudhary Sarwar said Bangladesh was violating human rights and pleaded the government to pressurise the EU for removing Bangladesh’s name from GSP Plus ranking.

Jamat-i-Islami chief Sirajul Haq said Pakistan could not flourish without holding accountability of corrupt. He said salvation of the government and the opposition was lying in upholding supremacy of the Constitution. 

Mr. Siraj said the people would themselves start accountability of corrupt if the government did not hold investigations into Panama leaks. He said it was India behind the execution of JI leader in Bangaladesh. A large number of lawyers were also present on the occasion.

On May 10, Bangladeshi government executed Jamat-i-Islamic leader Motiur Rahman Nizami after his death sentence was upheld by Supreme Court. He was convicted of murder, rape and forming a militia to help Pakistan Army identify and kill pro-independence activists.