The government on Tuesday summoned Pakistan chargé d’affaires in Dhaka Shah Faisal Kakar and protested against derogatory statements published on a website of the country.
Kakar was asked to see foreign ministry director general Tareque Muhammad who lodged the protest with the Pakistan acting high commissioner.
A diplomatic note was also handed over to Kakar, in which Ministry of Foreign Affairs said several derogatory statements involving Bangladesh and the country’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman were made on the defence.pk apparently run by the Pakistan government, officials said.
The Pakistan diplomat was also told that the
statements on the website were part of Pakistani propaganda involving Bangladesh.
The chargé d’affaires told the ministry official that he would convey Bangladesh’s concern to the Pakistan authorities.
When asked, Kakar declined to comment about his meeting with the officials.
Earlier, Ministry of Information and Communication Technology drew attention of foreign ministry about the derogatory statements on the website, which was however could not be accessed on Tuesday afternoon from Dhaka.
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