Pak PM greets Hasina on Independence Day

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 20:21, Mar 26, 2020 | Updated : 20:25, Mar 26, 2020

File photo of Bangladeshi prime minister Sheikh Hasina (Left) and Pakistani prime minister Imran Khan.Pakistan desires to further strengthen its relations with Bangladesh based on the principles of mutual respect and understanding, Prime Minister Imran Khan has said.

“Our two countries have common aspirations for regional peace, prosperity and development and these commonalities provide a firm foundation upon with we can build the edifice of our cooperation in the years to come,” he said.
He made the remarks while greeting his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina on the occasion of the Independence and National Day of Bangladesh through a letter, reports UNB.
Cricketer turned politician Imran Khan said on behalf of the people and government of Pakistan, and his own behalf, he is conveying sincere felicitations on the occasion of the Independence and National Day of the People’s Republic of Bangladesh.
He wished continued peace, progress and prosperity for the fraternal people of Bangladesh.
Bangladesh won independence from Pakistan on this day in 1971 when it waged a nine-month bloody war.
The Pakistan Army swooped down on the unarmed Bengalis on the night of Mar 25 that year to crush their struggle for freedom following 23 years of suppression.
Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, before being arrested by the Pakistani forces on that night, declared independence. He was freed after victory.
The Pakistan government has in recent years condemned Bangladesh for trying the people who had collaborated in the genocide and other crimes against humanity.