Yahya Khan | The Daily Star
  • The sixth meeting

    After holding a meeting with Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Pakistan president Yahya Khan postponed the March 25 session of the National Assembly saying it was deferred to create unity among the political parties.

  • Yahya in town

    On this day in 1971, all offices and businesses remained shut in continuation of a peaceful movement.

  • liberation war

    MARCH 3, 1971: Dhaka turns a city of processions

    After the shocking declaration of suspension of parliamentary session sine die by President Yahya Khan on March 1, 1971, the country, which has long been waiting to spew out its years-long frustration, erupted like a volcano.

  • Independence Day special drama “Yahya Khan”

    A special TV drama “Yahya Khan”, marking Independence Day, will be telecast today at 7:45pm on Desh TV.

  • The frontpage of Dawn newspaper's December 21, 1971 issue.

    After 1971 defeat, Bhutto dreamt of confederation

    Even before the bloods of 30 million Bangalis had dried, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the villain behind the breakup of Pakistan and the political mastermind of genocide in 1971, had expressed an audacious proposal of Pakistan and Bangladesh uniting again.

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