Dhaka – Bangladesh Nationalist Party has said it come to know that the government was out to revoke an award conferred to former Bangladeshi president Ziaur Rahman for his role in the country’s 1971 war of liberation.
A senior leader of the party, Mirza Fakhrul Islam Alamgir, expressing concern over the government move said that revoking medal will have serious consequence.
“It will be suicidal for the Awami League if the award is revoked,” Fakhrul told reporters in Dhaka at the party’s Nayapaltan central office Friday.
There will be no time to rectify when Awami League will understand its mistake, Fakhrul said.
Bangladesh Nationalist Party-led alliance government of Khaleda Zia in 2003 awarded slain Ziaur Rahman, founder of the party, with independence award (Swadhinata Padak)for his contribution in the liberation war.
Media reports say that the government may revoke the award, which is being kept at the National Museum.