ISLAMABAD – The wellknown anchorperson and senior journalist of Pakistan Hamid Mir has returned the award of Bangladesh given to his father Waris Mir for his protest against the East Pakistan Operation 1971.
Hamid Mir announced this news on his TV show ‘Capital Talk’ by saying that Hasina Wajid is bent on bad relations with Pakistan, and shown no signs of the revival of ties between Pakistan and Bangladesh.
He said that in this condition of diplomacy between Pakistan and Bangladesh this award hits the emotions of Pakistan’s people and should be returned.
He said that he, on behalf of his father, the late Prof Waris Mir, and a dozen others accepted the invitation, taking it as Hasina’s initiative to improve relations with Pakistan.
But seeing that Hasina has spoilt relations to such an extent that it is not willing to send Bangladeshi cricket team to Pakistan, rather she wants to sever ties with Pakistan, it is obvious that the awards were a deception, he said announcing the return of the award