Why hasn’t Pakistan prosecuted 1971 war criminals?

Bangladesh ObserverThe execution of certain persons in Bangladesh for alleged war crimes during 1971 may be healing old wounds in that country, but it has once again opened them in Pakistan. The Foreign Office was even so bold as to issue a statement against the executions of Mr. Salahuddin Quader Chowdhury and Mr Ali Ahsan Mujahid, both of whom were tried and convicted of atrocities against innocent civilians during 1971. This week, the Foreign Office has gone a step further and denied any responsibility for what took place against the Bengalis during that fateful and tragic time. But let us set aside the war crimes tribunals in Bangladesh and ask another question: What happened to the war crimes tribunals that we promised?

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