LAHORE - Pakistan Jamaat-e-Islami leader, Syed Munawar Hasan , said he renounced the death sentences awarded to the JI Bangladesh chief and former minister Muti-ur-Rahman Nizami and thirteen other JI members.

He has appealed to the Pakistan government and all other Muslim rulers to help prevent this tyranny and said that Bangladesh Prime Minister Haseena Wajid should stop political victimisation of her opponents.

He said Muti-ur-Rahman Nizami was falsely accused of smuggling arms and ammunition to secessionists in India.

The people of Bangladesh had already rejected the court’s decision and were concerned over India’s political stranglehold over their country, he added.