Mohammad Ziauddin

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Revisiting Bangladeshs election

When Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina was elected in 2009, she promised to reduce poverty, stimulate growth and propel her then-impoverished nation into the digital age. Over the last decade, she has done exactly that.

Per capita income has nearly tripled. Instances of extreme poverty have been halved. Women are far better educated, safer and more prosperous than their mothers. No wonder the prime minister and her Awami League party were overwhelmingly re-elected in December for a third consecutive term.

Some in the international media found it hard to believe that Bangladeshi voters could back one party so thoroughly. A closer look at the polls and how much life has improved in Bangladesh over the last 10 years removes that doubt.…  Seguir leyendo »

A Bangladeshi man cries after his vehicle was set on fire by Islamist party Jamaat-e-Islami activists following the execution of their party leader Abdul Quader Mollah in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, Dec. 13, 2013. (AP Photo/Suvra Kanti Das).

When Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Bangladesh in June, he praised Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina as a formidable force in fighting regional and global terrorism while working to build a tolerant, secular country free of extremism.

These are more than planks in a political platform. They are core beliefs written in family blood.

In 1975, the Bangladesh leader was a 27-year-old wife and mother. Bangladesh had achieved its independence from Pakistan only four years earlier through a devastating war. Her father, Sheikh Mujibar Rahman, was Bangladesh’s Founding Father and President.

Ms. Hasina was on a goodwill tour in Europe with her husband and her younger sister when a coup took place in Dhaka, the capital.…  Seguir leyendo »