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[29 Apr 2009 | 10 Comments | ]

Enemy (Vested) Property Act of Bangladesh is a successor to the Enemy Property Act, 1965 of Pakistan. Before commencement of the Indo-Pak war in 1965, Pakistan declared emergency and promulgated Defence of Pakistan Ordinance on Sep 5, 1965. Under this ordinance, the Pak govt assumed powers to make rules for ensuring security, public safety and defence of Pakistan, and also for securing maintenance of public order. On the same day, the Pak govt framed Defence of Pakistan Rules. Rule 17 of this ordinance authorized the appointment of Controller of Enemy …

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[29 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]

The question of Bangladesh giving transit facilities to India and entering into a trade and investment agreement with that country is purely an economic issue and not a political one as is being made out by some Bangladesh parties. The transit facility will benefit both countries economically.  Bangladesh stands to gain as much as Tk 50,000 million in the first year; in 5 years the amount might go up to Tk 150,000 million. Other gain for Bangladesh is that it would, to a great extent, offset the huge trade imbalance …

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[25 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]
UNRAVELING BDR MUTINY

While Bangladesh continues to grapple with the fall-out of BRD mutiny that rocked the BDR HQ at Pilkhana on Feb 25, the name of Salauddin Qader Choudhury (SQC), a shipping tycoon has come up during preliminary investigation of some of the rebels. It also transpired that Tk 1 Crore was pumped in to assist, instigate and boost the morale of the rebels.
SQC is very close to the Pak ISI and BNP Chairperson Khaleda Zia. He belongs to a well known “Razakar” (Pak collaborator) family settled in Chittagong. His father Fazlul …

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[24 Apr 2009 | No Comment | ]

As the Taliban is fast expanding its control over NWFP and threatening to step into Islamabad, the worried world leaders are sending their special envoys to Pakistan to press the Zardari Government and the Army for urgent measures to contain the growing menace. Already Special envoys of France, Britain, and Italy arrived in Islamabad for talks with the Pak leadership.
The British Special Envoy, Sir Sherad Cooper, has planned to stay in the country for two days. President Zardari and his Prime Minister gave him a cold treatment to express their …