October 8, 1972
DRASTIC ACTION AGAINST SOCIAL EVILS
Prime Minister Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman today says in the larger interest of the nation he would not hesitate to take extreme measures against a few. Speaking as the chief guest at a function at the PG Hospital today, the prime minister says that in view of the social evils in the country he has a feeling that he may have to go for drastic actions. He would not hesitate to take extreme measures against 200 or 300 persons to save seven and a half crore people. Bangabandhu says, "I shall be with the suffering people." The white-collar gentlemen are interested only in promotion, he comments.
DRAFTING OF CONSTITUTION COMPLETED
The Constitution Drafting Committee completes its task today at its 70th meeting. The Committee held deliberations of over 280 hours. The draft constitution, which has been framed on the basis of the four state principles -- nationalism, socialism, secularism and democracy -- will be presented before the Constituent Assembly when it meets in Dhaka on October 12. It will be introduced before the House in the form of a Constitution Bill along with a report of the 34-member committee which drafted it.
Maulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhasani, president of the National Awami Party ( Bhasani), renews today his suggestion to Bangabandhu to convene a 'national conference' to arrive at a consensus on the constitution of the country.
INDO-BANGLADESH TRADE IMBALANCE WILL BE REMOVED
The four-day Indo-Bangladesh talks end in Dhaka today with a decision to remove the impediment which "created imbalance in trade" between the two countries. The six-member Indian delegation is led by KS Raghupati, joint secretary, Ministry of Foreign Trade while the Bangladesh team is headed by Manzur Murshed , joint secretary, Ministry of Commerce.
SOURCES: October 9, 1972 issues of Bangladesh Observer, Dainik Bangla and Dainik Ittefaq.