Bangladesh cannot forget the atrocities committed by Pakistan in 1971, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Thursday.
“The incidents of 1971 can’t be forgotten. The pain will remain there forever,” she said when Pakistan High Commissioner to Dhaka Imran Ahmed Siddiqui met her at her official residence Ganobhaban.
Pakistan High Commissioner appreciated Sheikh Hasina for her statesmanship in the global arena.
Pak High Commissioner mentioned that PM Imran Khan advised them to learn about the development miracle of Bangladesh.
Hasina said the Urdu version of the book ‘Unfinished Memoirs’ by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman is one of the bestsellers in Pakistan. “It’s also well read in Pakistan apart from other countries.”
Mentioning that different bilateral and regional forums have remained inactive, Pak HC sought help from the Bangladesh Prime Minister to activate Foreign Office consultations between the two countries.
In reply, Hasina said there is no bar here on that.
The new envoy of Pak in Dhaka said Pakistan wants to boost ties with Bangladesh without any obstruction. In response, Hasina said she believes in regional cooperation.
Referring to the Bangladesh foreign policy of Bangabondhu Sheikh Mujibar Rahman , “friendship to all malice towards none”, said Hasina adding that she believes in continuing relationships with other countries based on different perspectives.
PM’s Principal Secretary Ahmad Kaikaus and Military Secretary Maj Gen Naqib Ahmed Chowdhury were present.