Committed to PEOPLE'S RIGHT TO KNOW
Vol. 4 Num 237 Sat. January 24, 2004  
   
Letters to Editor


Faezul Huq's stand


I have noticed the letter of Mr. AK Faezul Huq in which he has asserted "with all authority" that his late father, Sher-e-Bangla AK Fazlul Huq, was never a member of the cabinet of Mohammad Ali Bogra, who was in fact my father. He is quite correct, however, although the reason for his vehemence in making the statement is not understood. Mr. Suhrawardy, on the other hand, indeed joined my father's cabinet as the law minister in 1954, the so-called dream cabinet which also included General Ayub Khan as minister for defence, Sir Zafrullah Khan as foreign minister, and MAH Ispahani, commerce, among other luminaries. Mr. Suhrawardy and my father had a personal equation, my father having served him earlier, in undivided pre-Independence Bengal, as minister for health and later minister for finance.

Sher-e-Bangla chose to join the cabinet of Choudhury Mohammad Ali and I, for one, would love to hear Mr. Faezul Huq's promised 1500 word explanation of the events surrounding that extraordinary happening, though I wonder if the word limit will suffice.