ISLAMABAD, May 12 (APP): Pakistan Thursday lodged a strong protest against the hanging of Motiur Rahman Nizami by Bangladesh, on the alleged crimes committed before December 1971 through a “flawed judicial process.”

The Acting High Commissioner of Bangladesh was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by the Director General (South Asia and SAARC) and a strong protest was lodged at the unfortunate hanging, a statement from the Foreign Office said.

“The attempts by the Government of Bangladesh to malign Pakistan, despite our keen desire to develop brotherly relations with it, are regrettable,” Foreign Office said.