Sheikh Hasina said once late President Zillur Rahman and incumbent
President Md Abdul Hamid had been labelled as the top terrors in Kishoreganj.

Later it was learnt that their names appeared as the top terrors
according to a list prepared by the Pakistan government, she said adding that
the government of that time had the list.

Sheikh Hasina said she asked to omit the terror list (prepared by the
Pakistan government) but it still exists.

It is a matter of regret that the names of freedom fighters came surface
in the list of Razakars just before the Victory Day was celebrated amid
festivity, she said adding that it (incorporation of freedom fighters in the
list of Razakars) is definitely a punishable offence and the real culprits
will face the music.

The Premier said Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman
had initiated the trial of war criminals immediately after the independence
of Bangladesh. But Ziaur Rahman stopped the trial and brought anti-liberation
elements in the power.

The anti-liberation elements incorporated the names of many
collaborators in the list of freedom fighters, she went on.

Spelling out the massive development works taken by her government, the
premier said Bangladesh is now recognised as the role model for development
across the world. “Today Bangladesh has emerged as development miracle,” she

Sheikh Hasina said her government brought down the poverty rate at 20.5
percent and increased the GDP growth rate at 8.15 percent.

Mentioning that the poverty rate has been declined by 1.3 percent in the
last one year, she said the rate would be brought down at 16-17 percent.

BSS/AHJ/FI/ 2240 hrs