BNP founder Ziaur Rahman

BNP founder Ziaur Rahman was involved in the 1975 carnage that killed Sheikh Mujib: Bangladesh PM

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Thursday told parliament said she did not doubt that late president Ziaur Rahman, founder of the main opposition Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP), was involved in the 1975 conspiracy that led to the assassination of the nation’s founding father Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and several members of her family

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