DHAKA: Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has said that her government does not spare anyone involved in crimes, in a bid to stop "the legacy of extra-judicial killings initiated by military dictator ZiaurRahman and institutionalized by his wife Khaleda Zia".
She also asked the nation in her speech in the parliament to remember that extra-judicial killings in Bangladesh started by Rahman as many military officials, Awami League leaders and activists went missing.
And afterwards, the extrajudicial killing established in institutional shape, during the tenure of his (ZiaurRahman) wife Khaleda Zia, Hasina said on Thursday.
Hasina, also the Leader of the House said this in her valedictory speech in the 9th session of the eleventh National Parliament when Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Jatiya Party Chairman GM Quader drew her attention to the issue of extrajudicial killings.
"You are telling about the extrajudicial killings. But who had initiated it? It started during the tenure of ZiaurRahman as bodies of our many leaders and activists were not found at that time. And afterwards, it (extrajudicial killing) got institutional shape, during the tenure of his (ZiaurRahman) wife Khaleda Zia. We tried to stop its continuation," the prime minister said. The sitting of the 9th session started on Thursday morning with Speaker ShirinSharminChaudhury in the chair. (IANS)
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