September 16, 1972
TAJUDDIN CALLS ON BANGABANDHU
Prime Minister Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman spends a busy day at Gono Bhaban today. He arrives at the Gono Bahaban at about 10:00am in the morning and stays till 8:00pm. The prime minister looks into files and also has talks with his cabinet colleagues.
Finance Minister Tajuddin Ahmed discusses his brief for the Commonwealth Finance Ministers Conference and the meeting of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund with the prime minister. Tajuddin Ahmed is leaving Dhaka tomorrow on a 17-day tour of England and the United States.
Two foreign diplomats -- Rex Cunningham, high commissioner for New Zealand and Pierre Berthelot, councillor, French Embassy -- call on Bangabandhu in the evening.
IMPORTED CLOTHS THROUGH RATION CARDS
The Trading Corporation of Bangladesh today announces that imported cloth will be sold to consumer ration card holders by union level dealers and cloth shops located in district and sub-divisional headquarters. TCB will also sell coarse cloth to Consumers Supplies Corporation as soon as it is ready to commence sales through its chain of fair-price shops.
GOVT FIRM ON STOPPING SMUGGLING
Home Minister Abdul Mannan today expresses the government's firm determination to stop smuggling across the border. Extreme measures are under active consideration of the government to check smuggling. Indian government is also ready to extend all help and cooperation to stop the two-way unauthorised traffic, he adds.
The home minister further says that whenever and wherever necessary local curfews would be imposed to wipe out the miscreants. He admits that unauthorised arms and ammunitions are still left with the miscreants.
SOURCES: September 17, 1972 issues of Bangladesh Observer, Dainik Bangla and Dainik Ittefaq.