ISLAMABAD (Web Desk) – Pakistan has expressed deep concern over the Bangladesh Supreme Court’s decision to uphold Jamaat-e-Islami leader Motiur Rahman Nizami’s death sentence.

In a statement issued today, the Foreign Office (FO) said Pakistan has been following the reaction of the international community and human rights organizations to the controversial trials in Bangladesh related to the events of 1971.

It said there is a need for reconciliation in Bangladesh in accordance with the spirit of Tripartite Agreement of April 1974, which calls for a forward looking approach in matters relating to the events of 1971.

Meanwhile, the Punjab Assembly unanimously passed a resolution on Friday expressing concern over the rejection Motiur Rehman Nizami’s review petition by the Bangladeshi Supreme Court.

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The resolution was moved by the Parliamentary Leader of Jamaat e Islami in the Punjab Assembly, Dr. Waseem Akhtar.

The resolution urged the federal government to contact the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the United Nations to stay the implementation of the death penalty.

Bangladesh’s Supreme Court upheld the death sentence of Motiur Rahman Nizami for war crimes yesterday.