ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Pakistan lodged a strong protest on Thursday against the hanging of Motiur Rahman Nizami by the Bangladesh government.

According to a Foreign Office statement, Pakistan protested against the “flawed judicial process” followed in the trial of the Jamaat-e-Islami Bangladesh leader for alleged crimes committed before December 1971.

The Acting High Commissioner of Bangladesh was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by the Director General (South Asia and SAARC) and a strong protest was lodged over the hanging.

“The attempts by the Government of Bangladesh to malign Pakistan, despite our keen desire to develop brotherly relations with it, are regrettable,” Foreign Office said.