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Book on Tarique launched

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Bangladesh Policy Forum Cambridge organised a programme at University Arms Cambridge on Wednesday for launching a book on political thoughts and visions of Bangladesh Nationalist Party chairperson Khaleda Zia’s eldest son Tarique Rahman.
The book titled ‘The Political Thoughts of Tarique Rahman: Empowerment of the Grassroots People’ comprises 17 articles by distinguished national and international professionals.
Tarique Rahman attended the programme and sat in the audience, but made no remarks, according to a message received here on Thursday.
University of Oxford fellow, Francis Davis, also former Las Casas Institute of Ethics, Human Rights and Social Justice director, handed a copy of the book over to Tarique Rahman.
Hosted by the forum president Mahdi Amin, the programme was addressed by Francis Davis, former European parliament member John Clayton, Young Foundation director David Edgar, journalist Saleh Shibly, the forum adviser Humaiun Kabir and its secretary Tamina Chowdhury.
The speakers hailed Tarique Rahman’s thought on bottom-up policy-making process for the empowerment of the grassroots people, the message said.
They reiterated Tarique Rahman’s efforts to build a better Bangladesh and hoped that he would continue with his efforts in building a progressive Bangladesh.
The book was jointly edited by Saleh Shibly, Ashik Islam, Mahdi Amin and Humaiun Kabir.
 




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