Bangladesh Chief of the Army Staff General Moeen U Ahmed said that the armed forces are not running the country - overtly or covertly - and added that they are only aiding the government in different ways.
He said that to editors and senior journalists of print and electronic media during an exchange of views at the army headquarters in Dhaka. General Moeen also said that the nation will definitely have elections by the end of the current year. He said that the caretaker government and political parties are having dialogues to pave the way for a credible elections in the country.
General Moeen U Ahmed initially made a statement covering different issues related to national interests and answered questions explaining various matters ranging from spiraling prices to his own extension of the service by one year.
Matiur Rahman Chowdhury has the details.