Declaration of Independence by Bangabandhu: The world stunned; Pakistani junta panic-stricken

It was a wartime period across the world. People in different parts of the world were struggling for freedom. The Communist people were revolting on one side, on the other side separatist groups were fighting in different countries. But the movement for freedom of the Bangali nation was quite different from those as we followed the democratic pa...

1971 to 2021: As Bangladesh forges ahead, Pakistan’s denial continues

Ajoy Dasgupta: Pervez Hoodbhoy, a columnist, penned an article for the Pakistani daily Dawn in February 2019, titled "Why Bangladesh overtook Pakistan". In the article, Hoodbhoy wrote, "The mega surrender of 1971 made West Pakistanis eat humble pie. But, even as the two-nation theory went out of the window, the overwhelming majority was loath ...

7 December 1970: The election Pakistan's army lost

Many conversations and a load of arguments have been going on around the recent spell of elections in Pakistan which have brought the until-now fringe party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf to power in Islamabad. There is little question that behind this 'phenomenal' rise of Imran Khan in politics has been the hand of the Pakistan army, which has in the...

The Six Points . . . and Pakistan’s General Bajwa

Syed Badrul Ahsan: Some rather interesting things have been happening in Pakistan. The country’s omnipresent and omniscient army has for the past couple of years been doing all it can to have the 18th amendment to Pakistan’s constitution repealed. There is a simple reason why General Qamar Pervez Bajwa, the current army chief, is un...

Zia, Khaleda Zia pursued Pakistani agenda: HPM Sheikh Hasina

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has accused the post-1975 rulers of implementing the agenda of the then Pakistani junta to appease Islamabad. "They didn't want that the people of Bangladesh will get square meals, houses and pursue education . . . they were executing the agenda of the Pakistani occupation forces in different way," she told a discus...