South Asia Center Director Shuja Nawaz is quoted in the Wall Street Journal‘s India Real Time blog on the Pakistani reaction to the execution of Abdul Quader Molla in Bangladesh:
“Most Pakistanis remain ill-informed about 1971 and what happened in the east,” says Shuja Nawaz, director of the South Asia Center at the Washington D.C.-based Atlantic Council, an international affairs thinktank. “Textbooks continue to blame Hindus and India. Curriculum reform is happening now but slowly. Most Pakistanis now see Bangladesh as a friendly country,” Mr. Nawaz said.
At the memorial for Mr. Molla, many blamed the war on the political leadership at the time.