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Pakistan denies war crimes in Bangladesh

The Pakistan Foreign Ministry has summoned Bangladesh’s envoy in Islamabad to protest Dhaka’s reactions.

Pakistan on Monday denied that its armed forces had committed war crimes during Bangladesh’s Liberation War in 1971. Earlier, the Bangladesh government had strongly criticised Islamabad’s comments on the war crimes trial and execution of convicted war criminals.

The Pakistan Foreign Ministry on Monday summoned Bangladesh’s envoy in Islamabad to protest Dhaka’s reactions.

It termed Dhaka’s reactions as “baseless and unfounded assertions of Bangladesh against Pakistan”.

“It is regrettable that attempts have been made by the Government of Bangladesh to malign Pakistan, despite our ardent desire to develop brotherly relations,” the foreign ministry said.

“Pakistan believes that the peoples of both countries not only want to maintain but also further strengthen the bonds of friendship and brotherhood,” it said.

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