Fareena Arshad
Pakistani diplomat Fareena ArshadTwitter/@Gotham3

Pakistan has recalled one of its female diplomats in Dhaka after protests erupted over her suspected terror links, said reports.

Bangladesh on Tuesday asked Pakistan to recall Fareena Arshad, the second secretary at the political section of the high commission in Dhaka, within a year after another Pakistani citizen was deported on similar charges, reported PTI.

The uproar came after investigators revealed that Arshad allegedly maintained links with the Jamaatul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) and provided financial help to the outlawed militant outfit.

A detained JMB operative, who was identified as Idris, reportedly said the diplomat gave him Taka 30,000 ($382), when he travelled in Dhaka with her in her car.

However, the Pakistan High Commission has denied the allegations, while referring to the reports about the diplomat's alleged terror links as "baseless" and the police claims as "imaginary".

In January 2015, a Pakistani High Commission staffer was expelled from Bangladesh after being found circulating fake Indian currency notes.

Recently, Pakistan-Bangladesh relations have worsened after the latter executed two top 1971 war crimes convicts, who were found guilty in connection with the Liberation War.

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