Abed Khan is a journalist from Bangladesh . He is the editor of a Bangla Daily newspaper Shamokal. In this
interview Abed Khan focuses on the probabilty of election on December 18 2008.
He expresses some concerns about
the possibility of holding election on the specific date. He says that the
scheduled done for the Upazilla Election
immediately after the parliamentary election has raised some questions.
Mr Khan says that the question of
indemnity of some of the acts of the government, the demands put forward by BNP
and the law and order situation in Bangladesh cast doubt on the possibility of election being held on that day. He
says that the government is apprehensive of lifting emergency for logical
reasons. He adds that election itself might become void if emergency rule is
Abed Khan also says that the
dialogue between Sheikh Hasina and Khaleda Zia can only be successful if it is
based on ideology. He adds to bring these two former Prime Ministers of
Bangladesh just for a photo session is not enough.