DHAKA: War of words between Bangladesh and Pakistan has further accelerated as Haseena’s government instead of honouring the agreement has maligned Pakistan for not following the tripartite accord.
According to the media reports Bangladesh Law Minister Anisul Huq on Saturday said that the agreement is no longer exist as Pakistan violated the accord by not taking its stranded citizens back from Bangladesh.
“According to law, if any party of an agreement does not fulfill the condition, the deal becomes invalid,” the minister insisted.
Following the execution of Jamaat e Islami Chief Motiur Rahman Nizami on May 11, Pakistan issued a press statement saying, “The 1974 Tripartite Agreement is the cornerstone of relations between the two countries. It needs to be emphasised that, as part of the agreement, the Government of Bangladesh decided not to proceed with the trials as an act of clemency.”
Diplomatic tensions between Bangladesh and Pakistan seem to be escalating, with each government summoning the other’s envoy to lodge strong protests over the execution of Jamaat chief Nizami.