Nawaz Quoted on Pakistan-Bangladesh Tensions

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.