By Sikander Hayat
Hasina Wajid has come to power in Bangladesh, relations with Pakistan are steadily going downhill. Pakistan has no borders with Bangladesh, there is no water or land issue and there is no reason for the Bangladeshis to keep hating Pakistan. A different generation of Pakistanis was responsible for the separation of Bangladesh and whatever took place in 1971. If a country wants better relations with another country, she will do that despite any issues and if a country wants to pick a fight than again it does not need a reason.
Currently, Hasina Wajid's government is trying to rake up dirt at every possible moment. Here are some of the issues which this government is using to make sure that they always use Pakistan as a safe whipping boy:
War reparations2. Apology for civil war in East Pakistan3. Division of assets4. Opposing Pakistan at the WTO 5. Treason trial against those who supported the united Pakistan ( East & West)
One can understand that background of Hasina Wajid does play a role in her hatred for Pakistan. She is after all the daughter of Sheikh Mujib-ur-Rehman who was murdered by Bangladeshi army officers after separation from Pakistan. She needs to understand that whatever wrong her family has suffered is not the fault of Pakistan. Pakistan cannot be held responsible for her father's treatment at the hand of his own army and sooner she realises that it will be better for her own country.