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Mayoral Polls: Turning The City Into A Festive Mood
If we take 26 March, 1971 the declaration of day of independence of Bangladesh then we are approaching our 49th independent years of our nation on 26 March, 2020. Those of us have seen the battles saw the demolition of bridges and culverts, breakdown of road, railway and waterway communication. The vicinity of Tejgaon Airport and Dhaka Cantonment were affected of aerial bombings and artillery shelling by joint Bangladesh-India Armed Forces. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman entrusted a bright and handsome couple, the husband Waliul Islam CSP and wife former president of East Pakistan Student League (EPSL) Rafia Akhtar Dolly; as administrator of Dhaka Municipality. Until then cement in bags were imported with available scarce UK pound sterling from Japan and Indonesia.
A reputed US construction firm Vinnel Zachry Pereni undertook the task to repair the dilapidated roads and highways and construction of new bridges extended from Gabtali, Mirpur up to Aricha Ghat, Manikganj. The crude oil were imported from the Imperial Iran & Republic of Indonesia and were refined at the Eastern Refinery, Chittagong under the leadership of once Pioneer Force officer, ace footballer and cricket organiser Syed Shamsul Huda of Char Nasirpur, Faridpur, the executive director of Eastern Refinery, Chittagong. Both Chief of Army Staff KM Shafiullah Bir Uttom & Deputy Chief of Army Staff Ziaur Rahman Bir Uttom appointed Col. Mohammad Abu Taher Bir Uttom to become the coordinator of 'unloading and dispatching food grains under US Public Law No. 480' by coaster vessels and subsequently truck vehicles. The Assistant Director (Logistics) of Jatiya Rakkhi Bahini Faujian Major Sharifuddin Ahmed Chowdhury the grandson of Salamutullah Chowdhury BCS former SDO earlier of Murshidabad and later of Dhaka efficiently worked with US Fort Bragg Staff College Graduate Colonel Taher to ensure supply and handover food grains to the CSD godowns across the country belonged to the Department of Food, Minstry of Food and Agriculture, Government of the People's Republic of Bangladesh. Currently, after the end of third shift the workers of garment factories pours onto the streets early in the morning.
The children of schools and youths of colleges and universities, government officers and staff members, business executives and office assistants, factory workers, day labourers, parliamentarians, civil and police officers, constables, reporters, invitees and guests of the Jatiya Sangsad, Judges, Barristers, Advocates, Court Inspectors, reporters, constables and clients, doctors, nurses, technicians and patients, shop keepers and employees are to remain in their work places, treatment areas and court of justice between 9:00am and up to 5:00pm every working day and the streets and roads of Dhaka should remain barren only for extending national emergency services, foreign dignitaries and foreign tourists. Until next oath taking the incumbent two Mayors of Dhaka must conduct the survey and find out who are these persons wasting the scarce valuable resources of our developing nation Bangladesh and causing standstill in entire capital city during the office hours i.e. from 9:00am up to 5:00pm in every working day throughout the year.     
Golam Ashraf
Gulshan, Dhaka

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