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Bangladesh: Police freed Pakistani school principal

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ISLAMABAD: ‘The principal of a Pakistani school in Dhaka has been released from captivity by the city police and has reached home safely,’ a Pakistani diplomat in Dhaka confirmed on Friday.

The spokesperson for Pakistan High Commission in Dhaka, Ambreen Jan, told DawnNews that City School principal Yasmeen Rajbhoy, who was earlier taken into custody by Dhaka police, has been released and the issue was kindly resolved by Pakistan High Commission after talks with the local authorities.

The school has been allowed to complete its academic year and accordingly the principal would be staying in Dhaka to look after school matters, the spokesperson added.

Ambreen Jan clarified that Yasmeen was in protective custody due to law and order situation in the city and was not arrested by the police.

Following Pakistan’s strong protest over execution of Jamaat-i-Islami leader Motiur Rehman Nizami in Dhaka, the local authorities earlier ordered for closure of the school on Tuesday, but later took back the decision after a protest staged by parents of the pupils studying in the school.

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