Pakistan envoy summoned over a video post

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Dhaka, October 31: The government summoned the Pakistan high commissioner after a video claiming former President General Ziaur Rahman is the proclaimer of Independence, was allegedly shared by a Facebook page of the high commission in Dhaka.The Pakistan diplomat entered the office of Kamrul Ahsan, secretary (bilateral and consular) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, to answer the summons around 3:00pm.

The summon comes after media reports claimed the High Commission of Pakistan in Bangladesh’s Facebook page allegedly shared a video by another Facebook page named Pakistan Affairs.

The video claimed that General Ziaur Rahman proclaimed independence of Bangladesh and not Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.