Category: Memoirs

  • Foreign policy under Ziaur Rahman

    Foreign policy under Ziaur Rahman

    Mohammad Amjad Hossain Yesterday May 30 was President Ziaur Rahman’s 27th anniversary of death. On the occasion, one feels it worth to recall his foreign policy among other achievements. When Ziaur Rahman took over on April 21, 1977, he not only consolidated his power base but also made foreign policy dynamic. Initially, he had made…

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  • Memoir: Zia’s wristwatch

    Memoir: Zia’s wristwatch

    AKM Maidul Islam One day I was in a helicopter with President Zia. It was around half-past nine that day. But the wristwatch of our President was showing half-past seven. So I told him, sir, your wristwatch is not working. He laughed and told me, ‘I had a good watch actually but I lost it…

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  • President Ziaur Rahman (1936-1981): In Memoriam

    I hear… of your recent saying that both the Army and the Government needed a Dictator. Only those generals who gain success can set up military dictatorships. What I now ask of you is military success, and I will risk the dictatorship.” – Abraham Lincoln, message to General Joseph Hooker, Army of the Potomac May…

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  • Zia That I Knew: A Flashback

    May 27, 2009 at 12:30 AM By Abu Obaid Chowdhury from New York, USA Following my defection from Pakistan Army in 1971 and after being cleared by the Indian and Mujibnagar authorities, I was posted to ‘Z Force’ of Lt Col Ziaur Rahman in the eastern theater of Bangladesh liberation war. The nearly 20-day journey…

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