ANI Mar 27, 2022 Dhaka: Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen said that Pakistan should be ashamed for not seeking an apology for the genocide they committed in 1971.
Replying to the reporter at Foreign Service Academy on Saturday, Momen said, “It’s unfortunate. We always say that Pakistanis should be ashamed. Pakistani military at that time committed heinous crimes and genocide. “Even reports from Pakistan government also said they resorted to excessive torture and violated human rights,” he added according to Bangladeshi newspaper Prothom Alo.
Sheikh Saadi’s in a Hikayat in ‘Gulistan’ tells “a king who having no heir apparent willed that the first person who entered the city at dawn after his death should be made the king. As luck would have it the first one to enter the city was a beggar in rags. The loyal courtiers fulfilled the death wish of the king and gave him the reins of power. Soon there were difficulties and multifarious problems of governance. He lost a city to his opponents and was in deep distress.
A friend who had begged alongside him came to meet him was deeply impressed by the regal affluence and opulence and congratulated him on his good fortune. The beggar king said “My friend congratulate me not but commiserate instead because there is no happiness in this sorrowful situation. Then I only had worries about myself but now a world of worries crushes me.”
Balochistan is a vast underdeveloped region that comprises almost half of the land mass of Pakistan with 600 miles of coastline along the Arabian Sea. The port town of Gwadar has gained much international media attention recently because of its central role in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) and geopolitical importance vis-a-vis Iran and the oil-rich Arab Kingdoms of the Arabian Gulf.
In the backdrop of international conflicts and trade wars lies a forgotten piece of history and land called Balochistan, rapidly becoming the centre of a storm brewing for the last seventy years with the potential to change the political map and the course of history. This is the story of one Baloch family, their heroic resistance to military occupation and their death in defending their land.
The adage that ‘Marriages are made in heavens and suffered on earth’, is based on vast human experience and is generally accepted. What this axiom does not cover are the types of marriages that are not strictly marriages, because some marriages though marriages may not be marriages at all. In these types of marriages, the consequences are mostly suffered by those who have nothing to do with them.
These are the marriages of conveniences, although these tend to produce more inconveniences than conveniences. In fact, their only offspring is inconvenience. Such marriages sometime become a necessity for the aspirant of the third term prime minister and include wooing a tyrant, who is totally unacceptable to the people, with the sole purpose of adorning the corridors of power under the name of democracy and making use of the acquired power trappings for personal ends. This action is an outrage against all political, moral and legal norms and is as reprehensible as it is unacceptable.