ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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BANGLADESH-Revolt in Chittagong Hill Tracts

'unnecessary noise'. Referring to the risiing price of atta General Zia suggested during his TV appearance on December 25 that after all atta was not as important as faith was to the people. By siding with the martial law, by welcoming (for all practical purposes) the indefinite postponement of elections and by condemning the struggle for democratic rights, the PNA has lost all standing among the people. In the face of rising prices and increased corruption and political repression, the PNA has silently sided with the junta and earned the hostility of the people. Asghar Khan's dissociation from PNA and his criticism of it as an old fashioned bunch of reactionaries incapable of modern government has caused a further setback to the PNA as well as to the Tehrik-e-Istiqlal.

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