Shipping Minister Shajahan Khan on Wednesday said Pakistan's call to Bangladesh to bring back a diplomat from Islamabad is disgraceful. The allegation brought against the Bangladeshi diplomat is funny.
He said speaking at a rally organized by International War Crimes Mass Trial in front of National Press Club in the city in demand for upholding death penalty of Jamaat Ameer Matiur Rahman Nizami. He is also the convenor of the organizer body.
Shajahan Khan thanked the apex court for upholding Nizami's death penalty, saying that the court has realized the sentiment of the people. He demanded trial of Pakistani army members accused of war crimes and return of all assets plundered from Bangladesh.
"We will take counter measures, if the Pakistan parliament adopts any resolution regarding the execution of Jamaat Ameer Nizami. We have full confidence in the International War Crimes Tribunal. It will be able to try 195 Pakistani army members," Shajahan Khan said. The shipping minister said no talks will be held with BNP chief Khaleda Zia unless she seeks apology for burning people to death.
Liberation war affairs minister Mozammel Haq said only the trial of war criminals is not enough, their assets should be confiscated.
International War Crimes Mass Trial announced a series of programmes, including mass campaign from January 7, press conference on January 17, discussion meeting on January 20 and mock trial at Suhrawardi Udyan on March 26.
International War Crimes Mass Trial Joint Secretary journalist Abed Khan, Shirin Akhtar, MP, Muktijoddha Sangsad Vice-Chairman Ismat Quadir Gama, actress Rokeya Prachi, Swadhin Bangla Betar Kendra artiste Manoranjan Ghoshal and Bidyut Sramilk League General Secretary Alauddin Mian also addressed the rally, among others, according to BSS. -Mithun