By Derek Michael
The Group B clash saw Bangladesh enjoy the majority of possession, but it was Pakistan who had more opportunities, which they were unable to convert.
A late afternoon kick-off, which was witnessed by barely 100 people, saw as many as six players hitting the crossbar and Pakistan left to rue Jadeed Khan Pathan's glaring second half miss.
Although Bangladesh enjoyed the lion's share of first half possession, it was Pakistan's counter-atttacking football which often looked the more dangerous.
Pakistan's first meaningful strike came after 24 minutes when Pathan's pinpoint cross from the right was met by Faisal Iqbal, but his shot smacked against the crossbar.
16 minutes later, Pakistan got their second meaningful chance of the game, with Pathan yet again at the centre of things.
The Afghan FC midfielder's expert delivery from the left was superbly met by Saddam Hossain, but he was unable to put away his shot, squandering an easy chance to give his side what would have been a well-deserved lead.
Bangladesh continued to press however, Ariful Islam hitting the crossbar from a corner and Jahid Hassan Ameli missing two chances to break the deadlock.
In a frantic final 15 minutes, both sides could have won it, with the best chance falling to Pakistan's Pathan who shot towards an empty net was cleared off the line by Bangladesh defender Razauel Karim.
Pakistan skipper and goalkeeper Jaffar was named Man of the Match.