LAHORE - Jamaat-e-Islami leaders and senior journalists on Sunday paid tributes to Abdul Qadir Molla, a Bangladeshi Islamist leader who was executed on December 12 in the name of so-called war crimes.
A memorial reference, organised by the JI at Mansoora, was attended by CPNE president Mujibur Rehman Shami, Altaf Hassan Qureshi, Maulana Abdul Maalik, Ataur Rehman, Sajjad Mir, Irshad Ahmed Arif, Liaqat Baloch, Dr Farid Ahmed Paracha and Hafiz Muhammad Idrees.
Speaking on the occasion, senior journalists and JI leaders said that the Bangladeshi government executed Abdul Qadir Molla for his unflinching loyalty to Pakistan. They also condemned the Pakistani government for showing indifferent attitude over the victimisation of the JI leaders in Bangladesh who had risked their lives to save Pakistan from dismemberment. They remarked that New Delhi considered itself to be the architect of Bangladesh and would never tolerate Islamic movements to grab power in Dhaka. They maintained that the 10-party opposition alliance had been defeated through mass rigging in Bangladesh. They further maintained that the people of Bangladesh are protesting against the policies of Haseena Wajid-led government, while the so-called war crime tribunal was against the UN Charter and international laws.
CPNE president, Mujibur Rehman Shami remarked that the1971 tragedy could have been averted if the country has been run in accordance with the Constitution. He said those who criticised the JI did not realise that the party had supported the Pak army for keeping the country united.