Dhaka: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday criticised her arch-rival BNP chief Khaleda Zia for her silence on a Pakistani parliamentary resolution against the hanging of a fundamentalist leader for war crimes.
"She feels pain to speak against Pakistan. So, she needs not to stay here. Go to Pakistan," Awami League head Hasina said about the Bangladesh Nationalist Party chief.
Last week, Bangladesh executed Jamaat-e-Islami leader Abdul Quader Mollah for "crimes against humanity" committed during the 1971 liberation war by siding with Pakistani troops.
Pakistan`s National Assembly passed a resolution that expressed deep concern at the hanging of Mollah for "supporting Pakistan in 1971". The assembly in Pakistan`s Punjab province passed a similar resolution.
Hasina had earlier criticised Pakistan, saying the resolution proved that country has "never accepted the victory of Bangladesh in the Liberation War of 1971".
Several people were injured earlier this week when hundreds of demonstrators clashed with police outside the Pakistani High Commission demanding the expulsion of High Commissioner Afrasiab Mehdi Hashmi Qureshi over the resolution.