Pak cabinet talks about Ghulam (Daily Star)

Hamid Mir reveals that at a cabinet meeting last week, the Ghulam Azam case came up for some intense discussion. The columnist reports that a senior minister in the Nawaz Sharif government expressed the view that since the Jamaat leader had fought for Pakistan in 1971, the government of Pakistan should protest what he called the injustice being meted out to Ghulam in Bangladesh.
His views were opposed by another senior minister, who stated that by associating with the generals of the Pakistan army in 1971 in the killing of Bengalis, Ghulam Azam had waged war against Pakistan. The army and Azam, he said, had nullified the results of the general elections and had gone into action against the party which had won the elections (the Awami League) and were therefore guilty of waging war against Pakistan. At that point another minister spoke up for Ghulam Azam, but then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif did not think it prudent to carry on the discussion. It thus came to an end.



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