There can be no free, fair, participatory and credible elections under any partisan government: Amar Bangladesh Party tells US delegation

The Amar Bangladesh (AB) Party has told the Pre-Election Assessment Mission (PEAM) that no free, fair, participatory and credible election can be held under any partisan government, a press release said. The International Republican Institute (IRI) and the National Democratic Institute are conducting this state-funded independent and neutral Pre-Election Assessment Mission (PEAM). The delegation included […]

PM Hasina reiterates commitment to conduct free, fair elections

Regarding the Rohingya, the Swedish State Minister highly praised the Prime Minister of Bangladesh for providing shelter to more than one million displaced Myanmar nationals and said that his government seeks the dignified return of the Rohingyas to their homeland, Myanmar. She also lauded Sheikh Hasina’s leadership for the overall development of Bangladesh, especially in […]

AL general secretary says BNP has left no scope for talks in the next elections

Awami League General Secretary Obaidul Qadir has told the US Pre-Election Assessment Mission that the BNP has left no scope for talks on the next elections. Speaking to reporters after a meeting with the US pre-election assessment mission, he said, “We have told the US delegation that the BNP has left no path for talks […]

Fair elections unlikely in Bangladesh, BNP tells US assessment mission

BNP has told the US pre-election assessment mission that there is no environment for conducting fair elections in the country. BNP leaders who attended the meeting with the US pre-election assessment mission told Prothom Alo that they told the US delegation that there was no environment for fair elections and presented arguments in support of […]

US Pre-Election Assessment Mission visits Bangladesh to inspect preparations for upcoming elections

The meeting between the visiting US pre-election assessment mission and the ruling Awami League began at 12:00 pm on Monday at a hotel in Dhaka. Awami League general secretary and Minister for Road Transport and Bridges Obaidul Qadir led a six-member party delegation for the meeting. Other members of the delegation are Lieutenant Colonel (retd) […]

Elections in Nepal, Maldives, Bangladesh: A guide to recent elections in South Asia

The purpose of giving a brief description of the recently held or soon to be held elections in South Asian countries is that we too are going to see an election soon. Before every general election in Bangladesh, one of the most populous countries in South Asia, the country’s political dominance heats up over so-called […]

Government taking steps to ensure free and fair elections in Bangladesh

Awami League general secretary and Road Transport and Bridges Minister Obaidul Qadir said on Sunday that the government is preparing to conduct free, fair and neutral elections as per the Constitution. The minister made the remarks when Japanese Ambassador to Dhaka Iwama Kiminori paid a courtesy call on him at his secretariat office on Sunday […]

Acting Foreign Secretary: No discussion on visa policy with Rena Bitar

Earlier, Rena Bitar and Janine Wynne, Deputy Assistant Secretary of the US Bureau of Population, Migration and Refugees, met the Acting Secretary of State on Saturday afternoon. After the meeting, Khurshid Alam said that various issues were discussed with Rena Bitar but there was no discussion on visa policy. Nor did he raise this issue. […]

Dealing with Khaleda Zia abroad was considered from political point of view, not from legal point of view: Qaiser Kamal

Her lawyer Qaiser Kamal alleged that the application filed for permission to take opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chairperson Khaleda Zia abroad for treatment has been considered politically and not from a legal point of view. He said this after Law Minister Anisul Haq’s statement to the media today, Sunday. Earlier, the Law Minister told […]

Pakistan: “Imran Khan is being mentally tortured in Adiala jail,” alleges lawyer

Following this, Khan and Qureshi were arrested in connection with the investigation into the case and a special court was formed under the Official Secrets Act to try the accused, Geo News reported. The Ciphergate controversy first came to light on March 27, 2022, when Imran Khan, days before being voted out of power in […]

PM Hasina lied about Khaleda Zia out of political vendetta: Fakhrul

BNP General Secretary Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir has said that the Prime Minister has lied about Khaleda Zia because of political vendetta. The BNP general secretary made the comments while responding to Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina’s statement in an interview with Voice of America at a “Labor-Employee” conference on Saturday afternoon. “Sheikh Hasina spoke to […]