Should Pakistan Apologize for 1971? | Q&A

Dec 2012
By M.A.

Pages Introduction | PPP | PML-N | JeI | PML-Q | PTI

PAKISTAN MUSLIM LEAGUE-NAWAZ. Ahsan Iqbal (AI), Member of the National Assembly, Former Federal Minister of Education.

TQ: Should Pakistan apologize for 1971?

AI: We need to look forward. We need to move forward because there are complaints on both sides. There were atrocities done by Mukti Bahini also. If there was hard handedness from our forces, then it also came from the Mukti Baihini.

I think it’s necessary to move forward. Both countries should forget and forgive the past. And build a new future for the next generation.

TQ: What about the 200,000 women who were raped, and the three million who were killed, according to the Bangladeshi government?

AI: That is a one-sided account. There is no verification.

The present regime is only trying to play politics on these issues. I dont think that is relevant. I, myself, have been to Dhaka, and I saw when the cricket match was being played. The people on the streets of Dhaka were supporting the Pakistani team. For the future and for brotherly relations, we need to capitalize on this. We need to think of how we can build economic and social linkages. More exchange programs between the youth, and build business relations with Bangladesh. That should be the priority.

Read more: PPP | PML-N | JeI | PML-Q | PTI

Pages: 1 2 3 4 5 6

Tags: , , , ,

4 Responses to Should Pakistan Apologize for 1971? | Q&A

  1. Inamur Rahman on Dec 2012 at 10:45 AM

    A good initiative. The politicians in Pakistan, especially the present political parties will not agree to apolagize .

  2. Ryan on Jan 2013 at 8:08 AM

    Interesting comment. Thanks MaS. I have to admit hinavg enough trouble struggling to grasp the inane extremes of Christianity much less exploring the depths of Islam. How did we all get swept up in this fundamentalist extremism of our respective faiths?Imagine if the Muslim world had never had oil but, instead, a favourable climate and an abundance of fertile lands and other non-carbon resources? Then, my friend, you would have to struggle with the concept of a region, a faith, a culture able to develop its own style of democratic institutions and prosperity free of Western influence. Take that back a few centuries and try to imagine where the Islamic world might be today. I don’t care if its your prophet or mine – somebody made us really, really stupid.

  3. Stanislav on Jan 2013 at 4:27 AM

    a very very sitpud sitpud analysis full of hatredouldbanglash is a bery very dear brotherly country with pakistan.we pakistani love bangladeshi nation,will love them for ever.but this indian propaganda machine would be unsuccessful INSHALLAH.they should understand this was a cricket match.long live pakistan and long live bangladesh.

  4. mohsin ali khan on Feb 2013 at 4:28 PM

    Pakistani politicians are foolest politician. Ignorant. people who believe that pakistani army did nothing wrong in Bangladesh should check out some international resources. There are videos and interviews of people in youtube. Just see the pictures of atrocities. They have burnt villages, one after another because some guyz of that village was in Mukti Bahini and people from those villages help them. So to deal with it, the pakistani army was killing everyone. How funny!!! How fool. Pakistani people should apologize. I live outside Bangladesh. I meet pakistani people of new generation. I dont have any hartret for them. But if I find anyone who thinks that pakistani army did the right thing in 1971 in Bangladesh, keep in mind, I will be hating him with all my heart.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *