Dhaka: The Pakistan High Commission here on Sunday removed the controversial cover photo from its Facebook page that used an alleged “distorted” image of Bangladesh’s national flag, following Dhaka’s strong objection.
The High Commission had recently uploaded a collage of Pakistan’s and Bangladesh’s national flags as the cover photo of its official Facebook page. The collage picture displayed a flag which adds moon and crescent to the original Red and Green flag of Bangladesh.
Addressing a press conference, Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said objections were raised on the picture of the flags of Bangladesh and Pakistan together on the Facebook page of the Pakistan High Commission and it was asked to remove the image.
However, I believe that there is no bad motive behind it, he said.
The Pakistan High Commission removed the distorted image of the Bangladesh flag from its Facebook page at around midday today (Sunday) as we asked them to do so, a Bangladesh foreign ministry spokesman told PTI.
Several groups like Liberation War fighter’s organisation ‘Bangladesh Muktijuddho Mancha’ and the ‘Ekattorer Ghatak Dalal Nirmul Committee’ had also protested against the Pakistan High Commission for uploading the distorted image, calling it a humiliation of the Bangladesh flag.
Bangladesh, which was known as East Pakistan, got its independence from Pakistan with crucial Indian support after the nine-month-long Liberation War in 1971.