Hamid Mir to return award given to father by Bangladesh govt

Prominent Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir has decided to return the award conferred on his late father by the Bangladeshi government in 2013, reports Daily Pakistan.

Mir’s father, Waris Mir was awarded by Bangladesh for raising his voice against the 1971 East Pakistan operation.

Hamid Mir during his show Capital Talk today said that Bangladeshi Prime Minister Hasina Wajid was bent on deteriorating relations with Pakistan.

He said that Pakistanis were ‘deceived’ by giving the awards and therefore it should be returned. He said the Bangladeshi prime minister Sheikh Hasina Wajid is only deliberately destroying the relations between the two countries which he, at the time of receiving the award, thought she wouldn’t do. Read more

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