Author: Adil Rahman

Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, Secretary General

Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir (born August 1, 1948) was named the 7th secretary general of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) on March 30, 2016 after the 6th National Council. He had been working as acting secretary general since March 20, 2011. Previously he was given the position of senior joint general secretary after the party’s fifth National Council on December 8, 2009. Student life Mirza Alamgir began his political expedition in the 1960s when he was a student at the Department of Economics of the University of Dhaka. At that time he joined East Pakistan Students Union (EPSU), student...

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Tarique Rahman, Senior Vice Chairman

  Tarique Rahman was elected Bangladesh Nationalist Party-BNP’s senior vice chairman for the second consecutive term on March 19, 2016. Three thousand councilors approved his position at the 6th National Council meeting of the party on March 19, 2016. He will be in charge for this position for the next three years, i.e. till 2019. He was elected to the same post for the first time at the 5th National Council of the party on December 8, 2009. Earlier in 2002 Tarique Rahman was made senior general secretary at a National Standing Committee meeting. He joined the BNP as...

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Life of Shahid President Ziaur Rahman

Shahid President Ziaur Rahman, (1936-1981) President of Bangladesh, valiant freedom fighter, Chief of Army Staff. Ziaur Rahman, fondly called Zia, was born on l9 January 1936 at Bagbari in Bogra. His father Mansur Rahman was a chemist working in a government department in Calcutta. His childhood was spent partly in the rural area of Bogra and partly in Calcutta. After the partition of India (1947), when his father was transferred to Karachi Zia had to leave the Hare School in Calcutta and become a student of the Academy School in Karachi. He completed his secondary education from that School...

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Life of Begum Khaleda Zia

Begum Khaleda Zia, Prime Minister of Bangladesh (1991-96, 2001-06) and the chairperson of Bangladesh Nationalist Party. Khaleda Zia was born on 15 August 1945 at Jalpaiguri in Dinajpur district where her father Iskandar Majumdar was a resident businessman. After the partition of India in 1947, Majumdar left his tea-business at Jalpaiguri and settled in Dinajpur town. Khaleda initially attended Dinajpur Missionary School and later did her matriculation from Dinajpur Girls’ School in 1960. In the same year, she was married to the then Captain Ziaur Rahman, who later became the country’s President. Khaleda Zia continued her education at Surendranath...

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