Efforts underway to repatriate war criminals, Mujib’s killers: PM

Prime minister Sheikh Hasina has said that war criminals and death row fugitive convicts in Bangladesh’s founding president Sheikh Mujibur Rahman killing case, who are currently staying in the United States of America, would be given due punishment after bringing them back to the country.
‘We are holding talks with the USA time and again on repatriating the war criminals and Bangabandhu’s killers to Bangladesh,’ she said.
The prime minister said these in a view exchange meeting with the leaders and activists of the US chapter of Awami League and its front and associate bodies and Bangladeshi expatriates at a hotel in Washington DC on Friday.
PM’s deputy press secretary KM Shakhawat Moon briefed the newsmen after the meeting.
The PM said that the USA  was talking about the human rights, despite the fact that they had given shelters to the killers, who assassinated the then president and Sheikh Mujibur Rahman along with most of his family members on August 15, 1975.
The killers even did not spare the children including a four year child and women, she said.
The military dictator and founder of the Bangladesh Nationalist Party Ziaur Rahman introduced the politics of killings, forced disappearances and corruption, nepotism and culture of impunity in the country, she added.
  Sheikh Hasina, also president of the Awami League, reiterated her call to raise voice against the anti-state propaganda and the people engaged in the misdeeds alongside working for brightening the country’s image abroad.
 The prime minister said that the construction of the Padma Bridge was a great challenge for Bangladesh as there was a deep-rooted conspiracy and propaganda against it.
‘Unfortunately, prominent personalities of Bangladesh were behind the conspiracy. But, we have finally built the Padma Bridge with our own finance facing all the challenges,’ she said.
The regional and local connectivity will increase as the construction of the Padma Bridge was completed, she said.
The prime minister said that her government had been working relentlessly for the country’s progress and prosperity and Bangladesh had already attained the status of middle income country.
She once again vowed to build a Sonar Bangla free from hunger, poverty and all forms of exploitations as envisioned by the Father of the Nation.
The prime minister asked the expats to present all these things to the US politicians when they came to Bangladesh diaspora for seeking vote during polls.

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