Jan 9

As I have Seen Tarique RahmanBarrister Moudud Ahmed MP

To understand and determine the position of Tarique Rahman in the national politics of Bangladesh, one has to look first at Shaheed (Martyred) President Ziaur Rahman, a legendary statesman, emerged through the passage of history as one of the most popular leaders of our time. Otherwise an unknown young military officer, stationed in Chittagong as […]

Jan 9

The Legacy of Tarique Rahman’s FamilyBarrister Muhammad Jamiruddin Sircar

Scion of a respectable family of Gabtali, District Bogra, Bangladesh, Tarique Rahman was born in a family which is well known for education and cultural heritage. People around the area used to go to his ancestors for local reconciliation and arbitration knowing the family to be pious, God fearing and truthful. The century old building […]

Jan 8

Interpol withdrawn red alert notice issued on Tarique: BNP

BNP today said International Criminal Police Organisation (Interpol) has withdrawn its red alert notice issued earlier on party senior vice chairman Tarique Rahman as it ‘found the allegations against him baseless politically motivated’. Speaking at a press conference at BNP’s Nayapaltan central office, party acting secretary general Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir also said they will […]

Jan 8

Propaganda being peddled against Tarique Rahman: Nazrul Islam

BNP standing committee member Nazrul Islam Khan yesterday said a vested quarter is peddling propaganda against Tarique Rahman, as he is the future head of the party. He was talking to reporters after placing wreaths at the grave of party founder president Ziaur Rahman on the occasion of Tarique’s 2nd “jail release day”. Party leaders […]

Jan 8

Stop personal attacks on Zia family members: Tarique Rahman

BNP senior vice chairman Tarique Rahman has urged the ruling Awami League leaders to stop what he termed “personal attacks” on former president Ziaur Rahman and members of his family. In a press release issued yesterday, he also requested the critics not to use indecent words for the BNP founder and his family. In a […]

Jan 8

Tarique Rahman’s ‘political thought’ launched in UK

A book written by 17 prominent Bangladeshi and foreign writers on ‘The Political Thought of Tarique Rahman’ has been officially launched in the United Kingdom on Wednesday at Cambridge University of Arms auditorium. The program was arranged by the book’s publisher Bangladesh Policy Forum.   The book was unveiled by Res Publica’s Fellow Francis Davis. […]

Jan 7

Tarique Rahman calls for foreign pressure to help Bangladesh

Exiled Bangladesh opposition leader Tarique Rahman has accused the Sheikh Hasina government of “state terrorism” and called on the country’s trading partners and the UN to press for a restoration of real democracy in the south Asian nation of 160m people. As Mr Rahman was speaking to the Financial Times on Monday, more than 100 […]

Jan 7

Tarique Rahman acquitted in money-laundering case

DHAKA: A Bangladesh court on Sunday acquitted the influential son of the main opposition leader in a money-laundering case, boosting his chances of returning to the country after more than five years in exile. Tarique Rahman, the eldest son and designated successor of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia, would have faced seven years in jail […]