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Bangladesh summons Pak envoy over insulting remarks against Bangabandhu

Press Trust of India  |  Dhaka 

on Tuesday summoned Pakistan's here to lodge a strong protest against insulting remarks posted on a website against Father of the Nation Bangabandhu

A note verbale was issued by the foreign ministry to

"We summoned him (envoy) and handed him a strongly worded protest note, expressing our discontent over the issue," of the foreign ministry's South wing told newsmen.

He said the foreign ministry found some derogatory remarks about Bangabandhu at the comments sections of a government website which "could have been barred by the concerned authority".

He did not elaborate on the content published but another familiar with the development said the derogatory comments appeared on the website of, which is run by the

Pakistan's evaded questions over the issue while coming out of the and said he was there to discuss several matters.

Diplomatic relations between and have soured since the beginning of the trial and execution of war criminals in

Despite Dhaka's repeated calls to not to interfere in the internal matters of Bangladesh, opposed Bangladesh's initiatives to bring to justice war criminals.

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First Published: Tue, February 12 2019. 21:35 IST