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POST TIME: 14 December, 2019 07:34:57 PM
Stay alert about traitors, killers: PM
Independent Online/UNB

Stay alert about traitors, killers: PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina addresses a discussion arranged by Bangladesh Awami League at Bangladesh Krishibid Institution in the city marking the Martyred Intellectuals Day on Saturday. Photo: PID

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Saturday urged all, particularly the young generation, to stay alert about traitors and killers so that they cannot play with the fate of Bangladesh anymore in the future.

“We’ve seen that traitors like Mir Jafar and Khandker Mustaque Ahmad were born in Bangladesh’s soil time and again or killers like Zia came (to power) again and again. So, it’s  the people of Bangladesh and our young generation who will’ve to take responsibility so that no-one can play ducks and drakes with the fate of Bangladesh anymore in the future,” she said.

The Prime Minister said this while addressing a discussion arranged by Bangladesh Awami League at Bangladesh Krishibid Institution in the city marking the Martyred Intellectuals Day.

AL President Sheikh Hasina, who presided over the discussion, said the future generations will have to remain aware about this (so that such traitors and killers cannot play ducks and drakes with the fate of Bangladesh).

She said Ziaur Rahman had been involved in killings, conspiracy as he killed many army officers, including those who were freedom fighters, following a series of coup attempts.

He had tried to erase the name of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman from history, fabricated history and misled people, she added.

“But no-one can ever erase the truth…today it’s proved before the people of Bangladesh and the whole world. Today, the new generation of Bangladesh gets the scope to know the authentic history,” she added.

Terming the 1974 famine a manmade one, the Prime Minister said then food secretary Abdul Momen, who later was inducted in the cabinet of Ziaur Rahman, had played the biggest behind-the-scene role in the famine.      

AL advisory council member Amir Hossain Amu, general secretary Obaidul Quader , presidium members Matia Chowdhury, Sheikh Fazlul Karim Selim, Abdul Matin Khasru and Dr Muhammad Abdur Razzaque, joint general secretary Abdul Rahman, Liberation War affairs secretary Mrinal Kanti Das, AL Dhaka South city unit president Abu Ahammad Mannafi and Dhaka North city unit president Sheikh Bazlur Rahman, as well as martyred Altaf Mahmud’s daughter Shawon Mahmud also spoke at the discussion.

AL publicity and publication secretary Dr Hasan Mahmud and its deputy publicity secretary Aminul Islam conducted it.

 

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