Row deepens between Pakistan and Bangladesh over executed Islamist leader


Pakistan and Bangladesh summoned each other’s ambassadors on Thursday to register “strong protest” in connection with a row over the execution of an Islamist leader in Bangladesh this week, both sides said in statements. The two Muslim countries used to be two halves of the same one until Bangladesh broke away in a 1971 war of independence. Bangladesh has in the past few years been prosecuting people accused of carrying out crimes in support of Pakistani forces during the war, and has executed five of them, the most recent one, Motiur Rehman Nizami, on Wednesday. Pakistan said Nizami’s hanging was…

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