I understand that an Indian journalist had discussed an article of mine on economic growth in Bangladesh and then uploaded it on YouTube. His commentary was most generous, and I am very grateful. But unfortunately, he had mistakenly identified me as a Pakistani academic. This could easily be dismissed as a minor error. But this could also lead to confusions and misunderstandings. Hence, this clarification. The article was solicited by a respected Pakistani journal for a special issue to celebrate Bangladesh's 50th anniversary. There were several other Bangladeshi academics who contributed, and all had been clearly identified. Moreover, my article was reprinted verbatim in The Daily Star (with proper attribution).
I wanted to add that I had participated in the Liberation War as an FF in Sector 2. I also returned to Bangladesh to serve my beloved country after 42 years abroad.
Ahrar Ahmad, Gyantapas Abdur Razzaq Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh