Dhaka [Bangladesh], Sept. 29 : Awami League presidium member and Health and Family Welfare Minister Mohammad Nasim on Thursday said question does not arise in regard to inviting Pakistan to the 20th national council of Awami League.
"We came to know while going through newspapers that Pakistan has been invited to the 20th national council of Awami League.
Who has given the invitation? Where have you got such information? It's not right to publish news upon guesswork," Nasim said while replying to a question at a press conference, reports the Daily Star.
The press conference was organised at the political office of Awami League President Sheikh Hasina at Dhanmondi in the city to brief the media on the meeting of the Awami League (AL) Reception Sub-committee constituted earlier to make success the party's national council.
Nasim said, "News was published in a section of the press that a few persons from Pakistan are coming to attend the council.
The question doesn't arise in regard to inviting Pakistan, which has interfered into the internal affairs of Bangladesh and talked in its national parliament in favour of the killers of 1971.
None has dispatched any invitation and won't do it." Nasim further said the work on their invitation process is going on.
"We will let you know the names of the invitees as and when they (invitees) would confirm their presence after accepting the invitation," he added.
Earlier, Mohammad Nasim, also convener of the AL Reception Sub-committee, chaired the meeting, also attended, among others, by AL presidium member Advocate Sahara Khatun, joint general secretary Mahbub-ul-Alam Hanif, international affairs secretary Col (Retd) Faruque Khan, state minister for foreign affairs Shahriar Alam and AL Central Working Committee member Aminul Islam Amin.