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The Pakistan-Bangladesh Research and Development Institute has been established to promote growth of the mutual relations and co-operation in different fields of the two countries, said TheNation Editor-in-Chief Dr Majid Nizami.
Addressing at function held on the founding day of the institute at Aiwan-i-Karkunan-i-Tehreek-i-Pakistan, he said the history exposed the conspirators who created rift between the people of two sides. He stressed the need for joint efforts to thwart such bids in future.
All the participants renewed pledge to continue with efforts to cement ties with Bangladesh.
The participants include Col (r) Amjad Hussain Syed, SM Zafar; Prof Dr Rafique Ahmad, Mujeebur Rehman Shami, Justice (r) Munir Ahmad Mughal, Mian Farooque Altaf, Begum Bushra Rehman, CPNE President Jamil Athar, Begum Mehnaz Rafi, Lt-Gen (r) Zulfikar Ali Khan; Adeeb Javedani, Prof Dr Parveen Khan, Dr Ajmal Khan Niazi, Col (r) Ikramullah Khan, Maj-Gen (r) Rahat Latif; Allama Chaudhry Asghar Ali Kausar Warraich, Prof Humayun Ehsan, Muhammad Hanif Shahid, Professor Mazhar Alam; Zulfiqat Ahmad Rahat, Choudhry Muhammad Siddique Advocate, Shuajaat Hashmi, Tariq Rashid Chaudhry, MQM leader Dr Iftikhar Bukhari, Columnist Allama Farooque Alam Ansari, PTI leader Manzoor Hussain Khan, Tehreek-i-Takmeel-i-Pakistan President Dr Yaqoob Zia, noted businessman Mian Muhammad Tanveer Ibraheem and Rafaqat Riaz. The Pakistan-Bangladesh Research and Development Institute has been striving to cement the friendship between the two states.
It also insists on the preservation and promotion of the common heritage of the glorious past of the two nations, so that the new generation could have knowledge of their past.