Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Friday launched a book of Pakistan intelligence information on Father of the nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman.
The eldest daughter of Bangabandhu uncovered the first volume of the ‘Secret Documents of Intelligence Branch on Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’ at the Ganabhaban on Friday.
Speaking at the book launching ceremony, PM Hasina said, “To me, it’s the diamond out of a coalmine. We’d been able to find the diamond mine inside the coalmine.”
The Premier opined that the book will provide an immense opportunity to people to know about the Father of the Nation properly and elaborately.
The first volume is on the Intelligence Branch reports on Bangabandhu from 1948 to 1950 while 13 other volumes of the book will entail the reports from 1951 to the 1971 Liberation War of Bangladesh.
Emeritus Professor Rafiqul Islam chaired the function while Bangla Academy Director General Prof Shamsuzzaman Khan was the discussant.
Sheikh Hasina, the elder daughter of the Father of the Nation, said there is a priceless depot of information in these books.
“The IB reports are against Bangabandhu. There’s nothing in favour of him, everything is against him. Why have we published these reports? It’s my interest that by this publication, people will know each and every activity, move and speech of the Father of the Nation from 1948-71. There’re so many information there,” she said.
Bangabandhu Memorial Trust is funding the publication of the book. Hakkani Publishers will publish the book in 14 volumes.
Pakistani Intelligence Branch (IB) used to make reports on Bangabandhu every day.
The reports in English had long been kept casually at the record room of the police’s Special Branch.
The book will contain different information on the country’s War of Liberation and founding of Awami League, letters written to Bangabandhu by his party leaders and workers, relatives and speeches delivered by him at different meetings and public rallies.