CARETAKER GOVERNMENT

  • Bangladesh forces arrest exPM Zia, son September 3, 2007

    Dhaka: Security forces on Monday arrested former prime minister and Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) chief Khaleda Zia along with her younger son in an early morning raid on graft charges. Television footages showed Zia and her son Arafat Rahman Rahman Koko being taken from her Dhaka Cantonment residence to a court...
  • Caretaker PMdesignate ill, B'desh unsure October 28, 2006

    Dhaka: Fresh uncertainty shrouded Bangladesh's turbulent political scene on Saturday after a presidential spokesman said the man chosen to act as interim head of government was too ill to take the oath of office. Former Supreme Court chief justice K M Hasan was to have been sworn in as caretaker leader...
  • B'desh PM may quit amid Oppn revolt October 27, 2006

    Dhaka: Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia on Friday said she was ready to hand over power to a caretaker government to oversee the general elections due in January, even as the opposition announced a blockade of the capital once the transfer scheduled for Saturday happens. Addressing the nation before handing over...