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Punish those who still love Pakistan: Bangladesh PM Sheikh Hasina

1397/1/6 | 04:30
  The prime minister of Bangladesh has said that the people of the country need to punish those who still love Pakistan despite living in an independent nation, BD News 24 reports. “The people of Bangladesh must respond to those who have been lost in their love for Pakistan. They must be punished. We must make them forget their love for Pakistan,” Sheikh Hasinas told an event on Sunday. “If we cannot do it, we will cease to exist,” she was reported as saying at the gathering, which was organised by the ruling Awami League at the ...

Over 700,000 Rohingya kids in Bangladeshi camps at risk: UNICEF

1396/12/6 | 04:30
  Urgent efforts are needed to help more than 720,000 Rohingya Muslim children who are threatened either by the approaching cyclone season in Bangladesh or by ongoing violence and denial of their basic rights in Myanmar, said UNICEF. In a report marking six months since the start of the latest exodus of Rohingya refugees into southern Bangladesh, UNICEF says that floods caused by the forthcoming cyclone season are likely to engulf the fragile and insanitary camps where the most of the refugees are living, raising the likelihood of waterborne ...

Iran urges global community to solve Rohingya crisis

1396/11/3 | 04:30
    The situation of the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar is very serious, an Iranian diplomat said Sunday urging the global community to solve the crisis and remove the refugees' concerns. It is necessary that Myanmar, Bangladesh and the global community make an effort to solve the Rohingya crisis, Mohsen Mohammadi, Iran’s Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Myanmar said in an interview with IRNA.   Prior to the 2015 Rohingya refugee crisis and the military crackdown in 2016 and 2017, the Rohingya population in Myanmar ...

Turkey to build field hospital for Rohingya in Bangladesh

1396/9/30 | 04:30
  Turkey will build a field hospital for Rohingya refugees near the city of Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh.   Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) will be responsible for the construction of the hospital.   Expected to become a shelter for Rohingya refugees, the field hospital will provide its services both to those who have arrived to the area with ailments or those who have got sick after their arrival.   The hospital covers an area of ​​about 1,000 square metres and consists of eight separate ...

Fall of Dhaka: How Mukti Bahini ‘cleansed’ Santahar town of non-Bengalis

1396/9/25 | 04:30
On March 27, 1971, one of the biggest massacres of modern history saw the streets of Santahar splattered with the blood of non-Bengalis. Official figures at the time suggested that the small town, located in Bogra district of the Rajshahi Division of erstwhile East Pakistan and present day Bangladesh, was home to around 15,000 non-Bengalis — known as Biharis. Residents lived in various neighbourhoods of the town which was just a few square miles wide. However, unofficial estimates suggested that in 1971, over 20,000 Biharis lived in Santahar, ...

21 Rohingya women recall rape horrors perpetrated by Myanmar security forces

1396/9/21 | 04:30
The use of rape by Myanmar’s armed forces has been sweeping and methodical, The Associated Press found in interviews with 29 Rohingya Muslim women and girls now in Bangladesh. They were interviewed separately, come from a variety of villages in Myanmar and now live spread across several refugee camps in Bangladesh. Yet their stories were hauntingly similar. Despite scores of reports to the contrary, including a United Nations report, Myanmar's military continues to deny its soldiers raped any Rohingya women. A UN envoy has said the sexual ...

One Belt one road: Is India facing regional isolation?

1396/8/12 | 04:30
  India has not been persuasive in mustering support of countries against China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). India boycotted a major moot on the BRI in May held in Beijing where as many as 29 world leaders greatly appreciated the initiative.      India has gotten further isolated and the BRI has gained more momentum, after the Chinese Communist Party (CPC) decided to enshrine the thoughts of President Xi Jinping in the party’s constitution, of which BRI has become a grand strategy. This is a major accomplishment ...

EU Commissioner says 40,000 lone children among Rohingya refugees

1396/8/11 | 04:30
European Union Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides says more than 40,000 unaccompanied child refugees are among Rohingya Muslims who fled Myanmar and entered Bangladesh when an upsurge in violence occurred late August. Stylianides described the refugee crisis in the Bangladeshi border city of Cox's Bazar as “the biggest in decades.” More than 600,000 desperate Rohingya Muslims have fled the violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state and crossed into Bangladesh since late August. "I was shocked during ...

Bangladesh boat capsize: 23 bodies found so far, 60 feared dead

1396/7/8 | 04:30
  The bodies of 23 people have been retrieved from the water so far but the death toll is expected to surge to around 60.   More than 60 Rohingya refugees are feared dead after a boat carrying them from Myanmar capsized, leaving distraught relatives to hold burials on Friday in Bangladesh camps that the Red Cross says are tipping into a health crisis.   Half a million Rohingya have crushed into camps in Bangladesh in just over a month, fleeing a Myanmar army campaign and communal violence that the UN describes as “ethnic ...

Bangladesh offers land to shelter Rohingya Muslims fleeing Myanmar

1396/6/21 | 04:30
  Bangladesh has agreed to free land for a new camp to shelter some of the hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims who have fled recent violence in Myanmar, an official said Monday.   The new camp will help relieve some pressure on existing settlements in the Bangladeshi border district of Cox's Bazar, where 313,000 have arrived since Aug. 25, according to the United Nations.   "The two refugees camps we are in are beyond overcrowded," said U.N. refugee agency spokeswoman Vivian Tan.   Other new arrivals were being ...

Unabated genocide: Roningyas, world’s most persecuted minority 

1396/6/15 | 04:30
  The UN says that nearly 90,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh after violence broke out in Myanmar recently.   Clashes have broken out a number of times over the past few years between the Buddhist majority in Myanmar and the Rohingya who are Muslim.   The latest cycle of violence was apparently triggered when Rohingya militants launched attacks on police which left 12 security personnel dead.     The Rohingya — described by the UN as the world’s most persecuted minority — lead a miserable existence ...

Heat In Pakistan Could Become Intolerable Within A Few Decades

1396/5/13 | 04:30
Venturing outdoors will soon become deadly for people living in Pakistan, India and Bangladesh due to climate change, predicts a new study.   The climate change will drive heat and humidity to new extremes, which may prove unbearable for many people.   Why This Reports Matter More? Although majority of the climate research and reports are based on temperature projections, this report — published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances — is rather unique because it considers humidity along with body’s ability to cool down in ...

Pakistan, Bangladesh ties need be strengthened: Info Minister

1396/2/26 | 04:30
ISLAMABAD: Minister of State for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb has emphasized the need to strengthen relations and enhance cooperation between Pakistan and Bangladesh. Talking to a delegation of Bangladeshi journalists in Islamabad, she said that the shared art and culture could provide a point of convergence of interests between the two countries. Marriyum Aurangzeb reiterated that Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif had a vision of peaceful co-existence and harmony in the region and it was accordingly was vigorously pursuing ...

Hasina-Modi nexus: India’s perpetual bid to isolate Pakistan

1396/1/24 | 04:30
  Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s state visit to India has proved to be useful for both.      During her meeting with her Indian counterpart Narendra Modi, India agreed to a $4.5 billion line of credit to neighbouring Bangladesh on Saturday to help it implement projects in priority areas such as the energy sector, and a separate $500 million credit line to support defence related procurements, bringing their bilateral agreements to the amount of $6 billion in the last 6 years.   Bringing both administrations ...

Pakistan’s war crimes: Myth of 3 million killed, 200,000 raped in 1971

1396/1/16 | 04:30
Since the creation of Bangladesh it has been propagated that Pakistan Army killed more than 3 million Bengalis and raped 200,000 Bengali women in 1971. Many such myths have been repeated ad nauseam over the years by various Bangladeshi and Indian politicians and functionaries to defame Pakistani armed forces.     Tracing the origin of the myth of killing of 3 million, it is revealed that the figure first appeared as on Decemer 23, 1971in an editorial piece of Pravda, well known then for anti Pakistan postures of the Kremlin. This ...

Finally the truth : Bangladesh Opposition leader blames India of Terrorism

1396/1/2 | 04:30
    Amir Khashru Mahmud Chowdhury, leader of Bengladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) accused India of carrying out terrorist activities in order to force Dhaka to sign a long-term defense pact with New Delhi in order to bolster Indian militancy against its regional rivals, Pakistan and China.     His statement came just after the suicide attack at the barrack of Rapid Battalion Action police in Dhaka. The bomber was the only casualty reported.   Bangladesh media has claimed that ISIS took responsibility for ...

Shafaqna Special: Rohingy’s prosecution and Suu Kyi’s true face

1395/9/9 | 04:30
  More Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar poured into neighbouring Bangladesh this week, with some feared dead after a boat sank in a river during a bid to flee escalating violence that has killed at least 86 and displaced about 30,000 people. Some Rohingya refugees have been missing for days after a group crossed the river Naaf that separates Myanmar and Bangladesh — those who managed to enter Bangladesh sought shelter in refugee camps or people's homes. The Myanmar violence is the most serious since hundreds were killed in communal clashes ...

Rising Hunger: Famine or Inadequate Policy

1395/7/28 | 04:30
Pakistan performed worse than India and Bangladesh when it came to eradicating hunger, a new study points out. Pakistan ranks 107 in the Global Hunger Index followed by India which ranks 97 in the list of 118 developing countries. Except Pakistan and India — the worst performers in dealing with hunger, all neighbouring and regional nations such as China (29), Nepal (72), Myanmar (75), Sri Lanka (84) and Bangladesh (90) improved their respective rankings significantly. Several countries of South Asia, including Bangladesh who have lacked agriculture ...

Aliens in Pakistan: CNIC re-verification exposes major flaws in Nadra

1395/6/21 | 04:30
  Ministry of Interior Wednesday announced that 1,685 aliens have voluntarily returned Pakistani Computerized National Identity Cards (CNICs) as a result of the ongoing re verification drive of CNICs. Interior Minister, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, who was leading a high level security meeting was informed that 1549 Afghanistan, 44 Bangladeshis, one Indian and an Indonesian had returned their Pakistani CNICs. It was as well carried by National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) that so far about 67.9 million CNICs have been verified ...

An internal affair: Would Bangladesh and Pakistan ever learn from history?

1395/6/18 | 04:30
 Bangladesh additional foreign secretary for bilateral affairs Qamrul Ahsan summoned Pakistani High Commissioner Samina Mehtab and protested the reaction. "The opinion that Pakistan gave over the execution of Mir Quasem Ali was entirely tantamount to interference in Bangladesh's internal affairs," Ahsan said after the meeting. Pakistan reacted just an hour after the hanging of the 63-year-old media tycoon last night, the sixth Islamist to be executed for war crimes committed during the 1971 war. Its Foreign Office said in a statement that ...

A heinous play: How long politics of vendetta will continue in Bangladesh?

1395/6/17 | 04:30
A leader and financial backer of the biggest Islamist party in Bangladesh has been executed for war crimes committed during the war of independence from Pakistan in 1971. Media tycoon Mir Quasem Ali, 63, of the Jamaat-e-Islami party, was sentenced to death two years ago. He had been convicted of offences including murder and torture. The tycoon was hanged at a high-security prison outside Dhaka on Saturday evening.He was arrested in 2010 and convicted in 2014. He declined to seek a presidential pardon, which would have required an admission of ...

Shameful democracies: Opposition becomes the target in most South Asian countries

1395/6/9 | 04:30
Democracy in South Asia is at the brink. Not only in Pakistan but in Bangladesh police few months ago completed a sweeping series of mass arrests intended to curb violence against religious minorities and secular activists, but which provoked complaints from human-rights groups who said the actions undermined rule of law. Authorities in the Muslim-majority South Asian nation said they arrested more than 12,000 people in the weeklong operation, which the government has said was necessary to ensure public safety. They said about 200 were suspected ...

Religions’ solidarity conf. against ISIS, terrorism held in Bangladesh

1395/6/4 | 04:30
SHAFAQNA – Religions and Sects solidarity conference against the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) and terrorism was held with presence of Ahlul Bayt World Assembly’s member in Bangladesh.Ahlul Bayt Bangladesh religions and sects solidarity conference against ISIS and terrorism emphasized on Islamic unity and uprooting of extremism and terrorism.This conference was held with the presence of Sheikh Ibrahim Khali Razavi -chief of Bangladesh Ahlul Bayt Foundation- and a group of religious leaders and deputies along with Bangladesh interior minister ...

In the name of war crimes: Hasina Wajid clears her political hurdles

1395/5/24 | 04:30
A special tribunal court on Wednesday issued death sentence to Jamaat-e-Islami  (JI) leader and former parliament member Sakhawat Hossain in Bangladesh. The controversial Bangladeshi war crime tribunal gave life imprisonment to seven others also. Sakhawat Hussain and one of the other defendants were present in the court. The six others were tried in absentia.Hossain was a central committee member of Islami Chhatra Sangha, the student wing of JI at the time, and was accused of acting as a local commander of a group that aided Pakistani soldiers.In ...

More hangings: Hasina Wajids vengeance based policies and Chaos in Bangladesh

1395/5/2 | 04:30
  The International Crimes Tribunal awarded death sentence to three and life imprisonment to five others on Monday, as they were found guilty of war crimes during Bangladesh's war of independence in 1971.The suspects from Jamalpur region were accused of murder, abduction, torture, arson and loot. The court said in its verdict that charges against three of them have been proven beyond doubt. "We have just received the verdict for the case concerning the crime committed in then Mahkuma (sub-division) of Jamalpur in 1971, we had eight ...

Elite terrorism: Bangladesh fails to secure future generations from deepening radicalization

1395/4/22 | 04:30
They went to top schools and universities. They seemed like normal, middle-class men. And few days back, they killed 22 people in a terror attack that has left the country reeling in shock. Bangladesh is a country depressingly used to terror -- with dozens of secular bloggers, Hindu priests and others murdered in the last 18 months -- but the July 1 attack was different, both in terms of scale, and the perpetrators. "What's really puzzling is the background of these attackers," said Faiz Sobhan of the Dhaka-based think tank Bangladesh Enterprise ...

Probing the preachers: Is Zakir Naik radicalizing Muslin world?

1395/4/20 | 04:30
Days after militants killed more than 20 hostages in Bangladesh, Indian and Bangladeshi law enforcement agencies have launched a probe against the speeches of Muslim preacher Dr Zakir Naik, whose sermons were said to have allegedly inspired two of the Dhaka attackers. Meanwhile, Bangladeshi information minister Hassanul Haq Inu said legal experts were looking into Naik's speeches and sermons and action would be taken if they were found to have "fanned" terrorism. Concerned about the alleged influence of the televangelist, the Bangladesh government ...

Faraz Hussain: An emblem of resistance against militancy

1395/4/17 | 04:30
 One of the victims of the Dhaka cafe shooting was a Muslim student who, despite being allowed to leave by the militants responsible, refused to desert his friends and fellow hostages. Faraz Hossain, a Bangladeshi student at Emory University in the US, was killed alongside 19 others including Abinta Kabir, who was studying at the same US university. His nephew Hishaan said Mr Hossain had been offered the chance to leave the cafe along with women wearing hijabs.However, according to the New York Times, when the two women accompanying ...

Dhaka Attack:  Is ISIS shifting its focus beyond the Middle East?

1395/4/16 | 04:30
Over the weekend ISIS dispelled any doubts that it was behind the terror attack in Dhaka, Bangladesh. In doing so, the group provided another example of its growing footprint in Asia -- and opened up another theater in its contest with al Qaeda. Both groups have been trying to raise their profile in Bangladesh by taking advantage of growing Islamist militancy there. They have co-opted or affiliated with home-grown jihadist groups. Al Qaeda has formed a branch -- al Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent - which includes Bangladesh. And elsewhere in Asia, ...

Dhaka killings: Bangladesh fails to tame the beast of militancy

1395/4/14 | 04:30
 Armed militants killed 20 civilians after taking them hostage in a Bangladesh cafe overnight and many of the victims were hacked to death, an army spokesperson said on Saturday. “We’ve recovered 20 bodies. Most them had been brutally hacked to death with sharp weapons,” Brigadier General Nayeem Ashfaq Chowdhury told reporters in Dhaka, without giving the nationality of the victims. Thirteen survivors were also rescued at the end of the siege in an upmarket neighbourhood of the capital Dhaka, including three foreigners. It has been reported ...

The price of Denial: Dhaka attack reveals ISIS reach to Bangladesh

1395/4/13 | 04:30
 All the attackers in the deadly assault on a cafe in Dhaka were Bangladeshi citizens, and five of them were militants that police had tried to arrest previously, Police Inspector General Shahidul Hoque told media on Saturday. Authorities also released the nationalities of the 20 hostages who were found dead inside the Holey Artisan Bakery cafe after Bangladeshi troops stormed the cafe early Saturday morning, ending a nearly 11-hour siege. Nine of the victims were Italian, seven were Japanese, one was from India, two were Bangladeshi and one ...

Six gunmen killed 13 hostages rescued at the end of Dhaka hotel attack episode

1395/4/12 | 04:30
 Bangladeshi police stormed a restaurant in the capital Dhaka and rescued up to 13 hostages on Saturday after an attack claimed by Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. Gunmen attacked the upscale cafe in the diplomatic area of Dhaka late on Friday and had been holding about 20 hostages, including foreigners, before police poured into the building to try to free those stuck inside. A police officer at the scene said that when security forces tried to enter the premises at the beginning of the siege they met a hail of bullets and grenades. ...

Permeated fanaticism: The lethal policies of Hasina Wajid 

1395/4/1 | 04:30
A suspected Islamist militant was killed on Saturday in a shootout in Bangladesh, police said, days after he critically wounded a Hindu college teacher in the latest attack on minority groups. Ghulam Faijullaha Fahim, 19, who was in police custody, was shot when officers took him with them to help capture his associates, said Sarwar Hossain, police chief of Madaripur, 70 kilometres south of the capital, Dhaka. "He was caught in crossfire that erupted after miscreants started shooting at the police," he said, adding that Fahim was dead on arrival ...

Resurgence of terror: Would Bangladesh fall to ISIS?

1395/3/25 | 04:30
 More than 3,000 people, some of them known Islamist militants, have been arrested in a series of police raids intended to quell a wave of deadly machete attacks against bloggers, minorities and others, the police said Saturday.The roundup began last week after militants killed the wife of a police superintendent who had been investigating the machete attacks. Over the course of the week, the police said, they killed five militants in shootouts. They were members of the Jama’atul Mujahedeen Bangladesh, one of two groups that the authorities ...

Descent into chaos: The seeping terrorism in Bangladesh

1395/3/21 | 04:30
 Bangladesh police has launched a deadly crackdown on Islamist militants as a 70-year-old Hindu priest became the latest victim in a series of gruesome killings by suspected jihadists. As a government minister tried to portray the recent attacks as part of a conspiracy involving Israel's Mossad spy agency, security forces waged deadly gunbattles with members of a homegrown jihadist group.Two "high-ranking" members of the Jamayetul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) were shot dead in a battle in Dhaka and another was killed in a northwestern district, ...

Withdrawing the diplomat: Erdogan sets an example for Pakistan

1395/2/27 | 04:30
Turkey has withdrawn its ambassador to Bangladesh, Reuters reported on Thursday quoting President Tayyip Erdogan, following the execution of Bangladesh Jamaat-e-Islami leader Motiur Rahman Nizami this week for genocide and other crimes committed during the 1971 Liberation War. Quoting a diplomatic source who spoke on condition of anonymity, leading Turkish newspaper Hürriyet Daily News reported that the ambassador, Devrim Öztürk, is expected to arrive in Ankara later on Thursday. On May 11, the Turkish Foreign Ministry issued a written statement ...

Hate crimes against Muslims: A fallacy to equate terrorism with Islam

1395/2/13 | 04:30
 Police are investigating after Golam and Shamima Rabbi were found dead inside their San Jose home Sunday by friends who came to check up on them. Friends said the Rabbi's left Bangladesh decades ago, and since then have cultivated a nice life in the United States. Golam was an engineer, and his wife was an accountant. They were said to be humble, polite and peaceful people. So that's why it's so difficult to reconcile to the tragic, violent end to such simple, gentle souls," Evergreen Islamic Center member Hasan Rahim said. A group of friends ...

Barbarism in Bangladesh: Hasina Wajid pushes country to a new turmoil

1395/2/9 | 04:30
 Two people, including the editor of a magazine for the transgender community, have been hacked to death in the capital of Bangladesh. A third person, a security guard at the apartment building where the killings took place, was seriously wounded in Monday's attack in Dhaka, in which six attackers murdered Julhas Mannan and Tanay Mojumdar. Mannan was the editor of Rupban, the only LGBT magazine in the country. "Unidentified attackers entered an apartment at Kalabagan and hacked two people to death," Maruf Hossain Sardar, a Dhaka Metropolitan ...

The dying secularism: Another sane voice of Bangladesh silenced

1395/2/7 | 04:30
 Unidentified attackers have hacked a university professor to death in Bangladesh, police say, adding that the assault bore the hallmarks of previous killings of bloggers and online activists. Police said Rezaul Karim Siddique, a 58-year-old English professor, was attacked from behind with machetes as he walked to the bus station on Saturday from his home in the country's northwestern city of Rajshahi. Two or three assailants rode up on a motorcycle and attacked Siddiquee, slitting his throat and hacking him to death, police official Golam ...

Molding the history: Hasina Wajid playing in the hands of India

1395/1/20 | 04:30
To the government of the Awami League, the party that originally spearheaded the campaign for independence, the genocide of three million Bengalis is a foundational element of the struggle for national liberation. For many, particularly Awami League supporters, to allow any equivocation about the numbers of victims in the 1971 war is to open the door to the apologists for Pakistan and the enemies of Bangladeshi independence. The three million figure is totemic, which is one reason that, in February, the Bangladesh Law Commission opened consultation ...

Psychologically defeated: India continues winning streak over Pakistan team

1395/1/1 | 04:30
 In its second match India defeated Pakistan by six wickets and all the claims to turn the history of Indo-Pak cricket went futile. The body language of Pakistan team looked that they are not in the mood to win the game. A low total could not stop the India’s path to a glaring success. Pakistan began their World Twenty20 campaign defeating Bangladesh by 55 runs in Group Two Super 10 match here at the Eden Gardens. Chasing a mammoth total of 202, Bangladesh could score 146 for six with the help of a brilliant half-century by Shakib Al Hasan, ...

In the line of Fire: Pakistan Cricket at the brink

1394/12/15 | 04:30
 A spirited Bangladesh continued their giant killing act on Wednesday with a stunning five-wicket win over Pakistan in a low-scoring thriller to set up a title clash against India in the Asia Cup T20 cricket tournament. Needing 130 to win, Bangladesh won the match in 19.1 overs with Mahmudullah Riyadh (22 not out off 15 balls) and Mashrafe Mortaza (12 off 7 balls) adding 27 in only 1.5 overs to help the hosts overwhelm the target with five balls to spare. Bangladesh was only a minnow the big boys toyed with at will on the cricket ground until ...

Resurgence of Terror in Bangladesh: ISIS casts evils eyes on South Asia

1394/12/6 | 04:30
 The so-called Islamic State group has said it was behind the beheading of a senior Hindu priest and wounding two worshippers in northern Bangladesh. In a statement IS said that "caliphate soldiers" carried out the assaults using "light weapons".The IS-linked Amaq "news agency" also reported the claim. Jogeswar Roy, 45, was attacked by two assailants armed with pistols and cleavers at his home in the temple on Sunday, police say. While the Bangladeshi government insists that IS is not active in the country, the jihadists in November said ...

Australian withdrawal: Is cricket at stake in South Asian countries

1394/10/19 | 04:30
  Australia has pulled out of the ICC Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh due to concerns over player safety. Australia's senior men's side postponed their scheduled tour of Bangladesh in October due to security fears and CA have monitored the situation in the country ever since. Cricket Australia's head of security Sean Carroll met with cricket and government officials in Bangladesh last week before reporting back to CA in Melbourne.Having also consulted with the Australian government, Cricket Australia CEO James Sutherland says the decision ...

Diplomatic row: Pakistani-Bangladesh freshening old wounds

1394/10/8 | 04:30
 Pakistan on Wednesday recalled one of its diplomats from Dhaka after she was named as allegedly having financed a suspected extremist on trial for espionage, a Bangladesh official said.“The female second secretary of the High Commission was sent back to Islamabad this afternoon, two days after Dhaka informally asked for her departure,” a senior official at Bangladesh’s foreign ministry told AFP. The Pakistani High Commission did not immediately respond to an AFP query about the whereabouts of the diplomat, who has previously been named ...

Pakistan urged Bangladesh govt to demonstrate spirit of reconciliation

1394/10/3 | 04:30
ISLAMABAD: Taking notice of baseless charges against a Pakistani diplomat in Dhaka, Pakistan urged the Bangladesh government to demonstrate the spirit of reconciliation and forward looking approach enshrined in the 1974 Tripartite Agreement.The Foreign Office on Thursday rejected media reports claiming deportation of a Pakistani diplomat. Farina Arshad- second secretary at Pakistan High Commission in Dhaka – was constantly being harassed by the Bangladeshi authorities. The government of Pakistan twice summoned the High Commissioner of Bangladesh ...

Severing ties with Pakistan: Indoctrination or 1971 war trauma?

1394/9/30 | 04:30
 Dhaka University, a focal point of progressive and democratic movements in the history where students and teachers played a central role in the rise of Bengali nationalism and Bangladesh's independence, has decided to cut all relations with Pakistan.On Monday, Professor Dr AAMS Arefin Siddique, vice chancellor of the university, said: "The decision on cutting all academic ties with Pakistan was taken in a syndicate meeting as Pakistan denied the atrocities committed in Liberation War of Bangladesh." He also demanded the government to ...

Trade policy: Pakistan fails to introduce a business-friendly policy

1394/9/29 | 04:30
 Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has approved a three-year trade policy and the $35 billion target of exports was set in the new trade policy.The government has decided to fix Rs20 billion funds in order to boost exports. According to the sources of Trade Ministry, the prime minister approved the trade policy on Thursday after the meeting of the special committee of the cabinet. It was revealed that Rs6 billion would be spent in the first year while Rs14 billion would be spent in the next two years. Preparation of a three year trade policy framework ...

Strained ties would Bangladesh throw out Pakistani diplomat?

1394/9/26 | 04:30
 Bangladesh is likely to take action against a Pakistani diplomat for reportedly promoting militancy in the country. Bangladesh Home Minister Asaduzzaman Khan Kamal said steps would be taken against Farina Arshad if allegations levelled against her were proved. “We do not want to do anything in a rush unless we could be sure about that. If we get sure about it [Farina’s militancy involvement] we will take every necessary action against her through the Foreign Ministry,” the Minister told reporters. On Tuesday , the Minister had accused ...

Fall of Dhaka: Is Pakistan repeating the mistake in Balochistan

1394/9/26 | 04:30
 The speakers of Pakistan Visionary Forum on “Real Story of the Fall of Dhaka” have said that the Fall of Dhaka was not a spontaneous phenomenon but a consequence of long weaknesses in governance, starting from the partition of the subcontinent. The seminar held at TECH club society with keynote speaker was former DG Intelligence Bureau Maj (r) Shabbir Ahmed, who fought for the defence of East Pakistan against the separatist rebellion and later became a PoW, followed by holding responsible positions in Pakistan’s intelligence services. ...