‘Daft list of Freedom Fighters in first week of Feb’
Published: 12:59 PM, 18 January 2021 Updated: 02:18 PM, 18 January 2021
Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque today said the draft list of the Freedom Fighters would be released in the first week of February.
“The list of Freedom Fighters will be released on March 26. Before this, the draft list of the Freedom Fighters would be released in the first week of February,” he said while inaugurating a procession on the occasion of Service Week of the Ministry of Liberation War in front of the Paribahan Pool at 11:00 am on Monday.
“So far we have listed the names of 140,000 Freedom Fighters,” he said, mentioning, “Gazettes of more than 34,000 Freedom Fighters will be scrutinized by January 31. Apart from this, there are about 15,000 martyred Freedom Fighters. Our idea is that their number will never exceed two lakh.”
After finalizing the list of Freedom Fighters, we will start work on the list of associate Freedom Fighters, said the Minister.
Secretary of the Ministry of Liberation War Affairs Tapan Kanti Ghosh was present at the time. The Service Week of the Ministry of Liberation War was celebrated from 12 to 18 January.