Pakistan withdraws official from Dhaka Embassy

Mohammad Mazhar Khan was accused by the Bangladesh govt. of financing terrorism

Pakistan has withdrawn an official from its High Commission here after being asked by Dhaka, which alleged that he was financing terrorism.

Mohammad Mazhar Khan, an attaché at the consular section, was also an Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) agent, Bangladesh Foreign Ministry officials said. Mr. Khan, the Ministry has been told, left the country with his family on January 31.

Mr. Khan, intelligence and media reports said, used to route funds to groups such as the Hizb ut-Tahrir, the Ansarullah Bangla Team, the Jamaat-e-Islami and its students wing Islami Chatra Shibir.

He was earlier detained by the police here in January along with one of his accomplices while having a secret meeting in Dhaka. However, he but was released when a Pakistani diplomat intervened.

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