Rejoinder On Weekly Blitz’s False Report By Col Shahid Khan

Rejoinder On Blitz’s False Report By Col Shahid Khan

Shoaib Chowdhury tried to blackmail Col Shahid Khan, the so-called journalist has miserably failed to make some money by blackmailing Colonel Md. Shahid Uddin Khan, psc (Retd), the CEO of Prochhaya Limited. Shoaib Chowdhury is basically a born blackmailer, cheat, womanizer, boozer and what not; this guy maintains good links with a few of the corrupted officers of DGFI, NSI, Police and RAB because of which he even dare to blackmail Col Shahid Khan as well as the strongest people like ex PM Khaleda Zia, PM Sheikh Hasina and her family members etc. He even tried to blackmail Tarique Zia for which he had to go to jail and face a charge sheet in 2004, which is still under trial.

This time he tried to venture in a wrong place, because we know Col Shahid Khan, the CEO of Prochhaya Limited and his courage. Colonel Shahid Khan, psc (Retd), the CEO of Prochhaya Limited has never compromised with any unethical or unjustified matters since his boyhood. Col Shahid Khan even did not hesitate to sacrifice his most precious Military Career for the sake of honesty and also for the protection of National and Professional Interests.

Shoaib Chowdhury of Weekly Blitz in connivance with Great Cheat Francis and Foreign Dalal Mr. Finn of Denmark, therefore, failed to blackmail Col Shahid Khan, the CEO of Prochhaya Limited. They found that many powerful personalities of the country could not destroy Col Shahid Khan despite their repeated attempts. The only asset of Col Shahid Khan is his honesty and also his courage. Ultimately, Shoaib Chowdhury of Weekly Blitz, the Notorious Cheat Francis and Foreign Dalal Mr. Finn of Denmark had to surrender to Col Shahid Khan’s honesty and courage for which Shoaib Chowdhury of Weekly Blitz had to accept the ‘Rejoinder’ of Colonel Md. Shahid Uddin Khan, psc (Retd), the CEO of Prochhaya Limited, which he published in his Weekly Blitz on 04 April 2012. Please see the ‘Rejoinder’ of Colonel Md. Shahid Uddin Khan, psc (Retd), the CEO of Prochhaya Limited including many readers’ comments below:

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Col Shahid KhanCol Shahid Khan Contrary to popular belief, Lorem Ipsum is not simply random text. It has roots in a piece of classical Latin literature from 45 BC, making it over 2000 years old. Richard McClintock, a Latin professor at Hampden-Sydney College in col shahid khan Virginia, retired col shahid khan looked up one of the more obscure Latin words, consectetur, from a Lorem Ipsum passage, and going through the cites of the word in classical literature, col shahid khan, discovered the undoubtable source. Ex Colonel Shahid Khan Lorem Ipsum comes from sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 of “de Finibus Bonorum et Malorum” (The Extremes of Good and Evil) by Cicero, written in 45 BC. This book is a treatise on the theory of ethics, very popular during the Renaissance. The first line of Lorem Ipsum, “Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet..”, comes from a line in section 1.10.32. Colonel Shahid Khan

The standard chunk of Lorem Ipsum used since the 1500s is reproduced below for those interested. Sections 1.10.32 and 1.10.33 from “Col Shahid Khan” by Cicero are also reproduced in their exact original form, accompanied by English versions from the 1914 translation by H. Rackham.

Muhith to unveil budget for FY16 Thursday

Finance Minister Abul Maal Abdul Muhith will place the national budget for 2015-16 financial year (FY16) at the Jatiya Sangsad on Thursday at 3:00pm.

This will be the country’s 44th budget and the 16th of the Awami League government while the 9th for Muhith.

Muhith, however, is the first finance minister who is placing the national budget for the seventh time in a row since 2009-10 fiscal year.

He also presented two more national budgets for the 1982-83 and 1983-84 financial years.

Last year, the finance minister announced that the budget would have the mechanism and the dynamism for luring growth fostering investment and reducing income disparity to bring more people out of poverty.

This year, he would draw the salient features of the budget with the major targets of raising GDP (gross domestic product) growth with maintaining price stability, enhancing the rate of investment, and improving the power and energy, and physical infrastructure further with special attention to human resources development.

When Muhith was crafting the national budget for FY16, skepticism about the prospect of the economy was high because of the unprecedented violent activities, unleashed in the country in the name of politics.

Amidst the nearly three-month long deliberately created political turbulence, the finance minister showed his high optimism saying confidently and repeatedly that the political unrest would not hurt the economy as much as many apprehended.

Subsequently, economic data and estimate by the World Bank and some think-tanks including the Centre for Policy Dialogue (CDP) proved that the finance minister was right.

Invalidating all doubts and forecasts, the country’s economy achieved 6.51 per cent growth in the out-going 2014-15 fiscal (FY15), and the finance minister justifiably came up with the conclusion that the country’s economy became capable of absorbing not only the external shocks, but also got the strength to triumph over the domestic drawbacks.

Muhith announced that he would take a different approach this year in the national budget and the fiscal policy to achieve the targeted growth in the economy.

The minister already hinted that the target for GDP growth would be set at 7.2 to 7.3 per cent for FY16 when he would focus on human resource development for driving economy to a higher growth trajectory.

The finance minister, however, made it clear that the government would not shift from the target of addressing infrastructure, gas and power, but would take a different approach towards addressing further the development in education, health and other social sectors as achieving higher growth in future hinges on human source development.

He said power and transportation would be in the priority list for the next financial year too, but with human resource development getting special attention.

Muhith also said that the coming budget would pave way for implementing ongoing mega projects like the Padma Bridge, Metrorail and Moghbazar-Mouchak flyover.

The finance minister will also continue focusing on poverty reducing initiatives, with substantial allocations for employment generation and social safety-net.

As the poverty rate already fell below 20.0 per cent, Muhith was expecting the FY16 budget and the fiscal policy would be a catalyst of making Bangladesh poverty-free in near future.

The minister is also optimistic about the rapid increase in domestic resource mobilisation, which was over 2.0 per cent in the past five years, significantly higher than before.

He told journalists earlier that the strong growth in internal resource mobilisation would drive the size of the national budget to TK 0.5 million crore in 2018.

The size of the FY16 budget would be around Taka three lakh crore, significantly higher than the 2 lakh 50 thousand and 560 crore of FY15.

The National Economic Council (NEC) also approved an amount of Taka 97,000 crore for the Annual Development Programme (ADP) for FY16.

The allocation is 29.33 per cent higher than the revised ADP of the current fiscal year, and 20.77 per cent higher than the original ADP of the current fiscal.

The ADP prioritised the development of the country’s communication systems, particularly the Padma Multipurpose Bridge (PMB) project.

Now, as the finance minister is set for announcing the national budget, people’s expectation and speculation prompted that the next fiscal policy and outlay should draw their future dreams with cautious evaluation of past successes and failures.

Like previous year, the budget, this year too, will be presented on PowerPoint and will be made available on the website of the finance department at The budget documents will also be available at,,,, and and at the BSS website.

Any person or organisation in home and abroad can send their feedback, opinion or recommendation by filling up a form after downloading it from the website.

The finance minister will address a post budget press conference at the Osmani Memorial Auditorium at 4:00pm on 5 June.

মানবপাচারকারী একরাম উল্লাহকে আটক করেছে পুলিশ

কক্সবাজারের শীর্ষ মানবপাচারকারী একরাম উল্লাহ মেম্বারকে গ্রেপ্তার করেছে পুলিশ। সকালে চৌফলদন্ডী নিজ বাড়ি থেকে গ্রেপ্তার হয় সে। পুলিশ জানায়, একরাম উল্লাহ স্বরাষ্ট্র মন্ত্রনালয়ের তালকিাভূক্ত মানবপাচারকারী। চৌফলদন্ডী ইউনয়িন পরিষদের সদস্যও সে। র্দীঘ দিন ধরে সমুদ্র পথে মানব পাচার করার অভিযোগ রয়েছে তার বিরুদ্ধে। এদিকে, একরাম মেম্বারের সহযোগীদের ধরতে অভিযান চালিয়ে যাওয়ার কথা জানিয়েছে পুলিশ। তার বিরুদ্ধে মানব পাচারসহ একাধিক মামলা রয়েছে।

5 burnt as bus firebombed in Comilla

At least five people were burnt after a passenger bus was firebombed in Chandina upazila of Comilla early today, police said.

The incident took place near Bangladesh Jute Research Centre on the Dhaka-Chittagong highway after midnight during Shab-e-Barat.

Three of the burn victims were attending treatments at Comilla Medical College Hospital while two others, Anjan Kumar, 50, and Ranbir Sharma, 60, were moved to Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

Shamanta Lal Sen, a doctor at the burn unit of DMCH, said Ananj suffered 23pc burn injuries while the other patient was more serious with 44pc burns. “They suffered burn on the chest and neck.”

A group of unidentified assailants hurled petrol-bombs on the bus through the window, Rasul Ahmed Mizan, officer-in-charge of Chandina Police Station, told The Daily Star quoting witnesses. “Five people were burnt”.

“We found pieces of glass and other evidences to confirm that it was a petrol-bomb attack. However, we don’t know yet who carried out the attack and with what motive,” he added.

Trafficking: Top Thai army officer surrenders

A top army officer of Thailand, Lt General Manas Khongpaen, has turned himself in days after a Thai provincial court allowed police to arrest him over his alleged involvement in trafficking of Rohingyas and other boatpeople,

The Guardian reports.
Surrender of Manas, who is facing multiple charges including human trafficking, detention and ransom, marks the first arrest of a military official since start of investigation in May in the Southeast Asia human trafficking disaster, according to the British newspaper.
Over 50 people, including several local politicians and officials, were arrested after the discovery of dozens of bodies believed to be those of Burmese Rohingya migrants at the abandoned trafficking camps near the Thai-Malaysian border.
Manas denied the charges, National police chief General Somyot Poompanmoung said today.
Before Manas’s arrest warrant was issued this week the army chief had denied the military’s involvement in the trafficking syndicates.

Manas Khongpaen

The Thai army officer was suspended after police obtained his arrest warrant over his involvement in trafficking of Rohingyas and other boatpeople amid worldwide demand for effective steps to bust the cross-border syndicate.
Manas has been suspended temporarily with immediate effect with his salary suspended, Thai newspaper The Nation reported today quoting army commander Gen Udomdej Sitabutr.
The army chief said an internal army investigation was underway in parallel to an ongoing police investigation, which will begin once Manas turns himself in to Padang Besar police in the country’s southern province of Songkhla , as required by the warrant issued for his arrest.
Interior Minister Anupong Paochinda said the involvement of a senior military officer in human trafficking has caused great damage to the country’s reputation as well as that of the Thai armed forces. “This should not happen with officer of any rank, let alone the high rank of a lieutenant general,” Anupong, a former army chief, said.
Meanwhile, the prime suspect Lt General Manas said yesterday he would turn himself in to police in Southern Padang Besar to face justice after allegations of trafficking and trading in modern-day slaves.
“Please don’t rush to jump into premature judgement on me, look into information of all sides and let the court to make the verdict,” Manas told reporters.
“I didn’t run away and will give full cooperation to police.I will accept the court’s verdict, whatever it is.
“I’m a Thai. I accept social norms and practice,” he said.

An arrest warrant was issued for the senior officer, who his serving as an adviser to the army, in connection with alleged trafficking in migrants in the south.

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha said yesterday he would not intervene in the inquiry to bring senior military officer Lt General Manas into justice.

The case involving Manas would process normally like a normal person would face, he said, adding that he didn’t know if there were other military officers involved in trafficking.

The Rohingya trafficking issue had a clearer picture after the 14th Shangri -La Dialogue was held in Singapore on May 29, he said. The United States and other Western nations were satisfied with how Thailand was coping with the matter.

 Thailand joined international efforts to help rescue thousands of boat people, some of who are still in the Indian Ocean on a dangerous journey to Southeast Asian countries.

More marine and aerial patrols had not found new boats recently, probably because of the high seas now, he said.


Meanwhile, deputy police chief General Aek Angsananont said diplomats from 19 countries and representatives from Interpol and international or United Nations aid agencies who attended a briefing held at the Royal Thai Police yesterday praised Thailand for how it was handling the Rohingya trafficking issue.

He said autopsy results on 36 bodies of Rohingya found on Khao Kaew in Songkhla’s Sadao district found no evidence indicating physical abuse as the cause of 34 people’s deaths, but the cause of two deaths were being examined.

A police commander, Maj-General Aphichart Suribunya, said officials from Myanmar and Bangladesh excused themselves from yesterday’s briefing, as they preferred to attend a relevant seminar in Pattaya.

Separately, a large number of Rohingya at a Surat Thani shelter staged a protest yesterday, saying they were dissatisfied with strict regulations and upset at facing for a long time without knowing their future.

Shelter director Sudarat Bansawas said 35 of the 94 residents were victims of human trafficking – out of 200 who arrived in mid-2014. Some 106 of them later fled.

She said the Rohingya were keeping or hiding food in the shelter’s sleeping quarters in violation of shelter regulations, in preparation for plans to escape.

Poor communication and their demand to go to Malaysia were key factors that caused the unrest, she said. But no one was hurt and there was only light property damage.

Deepika Padukone delights Dhaka fans

Bollywood megastar Deepika Padukone delighted her vast fan base in Bangladesh during a short visit to Dhaka to attend the event titled ‘A Mesmerising Fragrant Evening with Deepika’, presented by Lux,  held on Saturday at International Convention City, Bashundhara in the city. The event included an evening of dance, music and fashion, attended by eager fans and local celebrities. Popular musician-actor Tahsan Khan was the host of the event. He thanked the fans for their participation in the campaign, where 1000 fans were selected to get the opportunity to meet Deepika. The evening began with musical performances by popular stars such as Bappa Mazumdar, Zohad, Kona, John and Partha Barua who thrilled the audience with their enchanting tunes. This was followed by a dazzling fashion show, displaying various styles and trends. The event was attended by audience-admired stars such as Shomi Kaiser, Sadia Islam Mou, Rumana Rashid Ishita and Kusum Sikdar, who came on to the stage and said a few words about the brand Lux and what it means to them. Finally, with a great buildup and a grand introduction, the much anticipated moment of the evening took place when Deepika Padukone came onto the stage to a thunderous ovation.
The Bollywood megastar thanked her fans in Bangladesh for their love and support and mentioned that it was an overwhelming feeling. She thanked Lux and spoke about some of the new products that have been launched and with which she is actively involved. She thrilled the fans with some of her popular dialogues, which also included some Bangla lines. As part of the campaign, some lucky fans were called onto the stage, where they expressed their love and admiration for the star and also asked her some questions, to which she happily answered. Some fans even got the opportunity to sing to her and dance along with the megastar. Regarding her visit to Bangladesh, Deepika described the fans as ‘generous’ and mentioned that she would love to come back again here for a holiday. The evening ended honouring Deepika through a dance performance.

ADB Approves Additional Loan to Boost Primary Education in Bangladesh

DHAKA, BANGLADESH – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $120 million loan in additional funding for a 6-year government-led program to improve the quality and reach of primary education in Bangladesh.

The loan will be complemented by cofinancing from the European Union, the Global Partnership for Education, the United Nations Children’s Fund, and the World Bank. The Government of Bangladesh will provide the remaining $1.7 billion for the country’s $9.8 billion Third Primary Education Development Program, launched in 2011.

ADB’s original financing was a $320 million loan, and it agreed in 2011 to make more funds available if implementation was successful. This was confirmed by a joint midterm review by the Government of Bangladesh and its development partners completed in September 2014, which called for a greater focus on results.

The additional funds are expected to raise key performance indicators relating to student achievement, access and efficiency in Bangladesh, which has one of the largest primary school systems in the world with over 19.5 million children enrolled in about 106,000 primary schools.

The midterm review notes the project has increased enrollment and reduced dropout rates across the country, but this trend is lower among disadvantaged groups such as children from small ethnic communities, children living in slums, and children living with disabilities. Disparities between schools, and between rich and poor children, still persist.

“Although the program has helped Bangladesh make considerable progress on meeting its education targets enshrined in Millennium Development Goals 2 and 3, much work remains to be done,” said ADB Senior Social Sector Specialist Rudi Van Dael. “This additional funding will help deepen ongoing reforms, scale up successful project interventions, and complete already scaled-up activities.”

To deliver an efficient, inclusive, and equitable primary education system as well as relevant child-friendly learning to Bangladeshi children through Grade 5, the projects aims to continue building the capacity of both students and teachers, reduce disparities in access to education, decentralize oversight of the primary education system, and improve program planning and management.

The loan from ADB’s Special Funds resources has a 25-year maturity. The Ministry of Primary and Mass Education is the executing agency of the project, to be completed by the end of June 2017.

ADB, based in Manila, is dedicated to reducing poverty in Asia and the Pacific through inclusive economic growth, environmentally sustainable growth, and regional integration. Established in 1966, it is owned by 67 members – 48 from the region. In 2014, ADB assistance totaled $22.9 billion, including cofinancing of $9.2 billion.

Bangladesh murder trial over Rana Plaza factory collapse

Police in Bangladesh have charged the owner of the Rana Plaza complex with murder over the building’s collapse in 2013, killing more than 1,100 people.

Sohel Rana and more than a dozen government officials are among 42 people to face charges.

They are accused of ignoring warnings not to allow workers into the building the day before it collapsed.

It was the worst industrial disaster in the country’s history – and prompted criticism of global retail practices.

The 41 people accused of murder, who include owners of factories housed in the complex and government officials, initially faced charges of culpable homicide.

Prosecutors say that the seriousness of the accident meant that the charges have been upgraded to murder. If convicted, defendants face the death penalty.

Eighteen people, including 17 of those charged with murder, have been charged with building code violation.

The prosecution says that Mr Rana should now appoint a lawyer ahead of the trial process. A court hearing is due to take place on 28 June to decide further proceedings.


The BBC’s Akbar Hossain in Dhaka

The fact that it has taken more than two years to bring formal charges in relation to the factory collapse has led to allegations that officers dawdled during the investigation process.

Questions have been raised about the government’s willingness to bring the guilty to justice.

Factory owners in Bangladesh have political power to influence government policy.

But investigators argue that it has not been an easy task. They have had to record statements from more than 1,200 people including injured factory workers, government officials and experts.

Furthermore they have been under pressure from some politicians, officials and factory owners who have tried to hinder their investigation and prevent certain people from being charged.

What is happening now is unprecedented – no-one in the past has been punished for accidents at garment factories. But such is the seriousness of the disaster – it is alleged that the factory was a death trap – there is no way this case could have been ignored.

Bangladeshis gather as rescuers look for survivors and victims at the site of Rana Plaza building (25 April 2013)
The Rana Plaza collapse was Bangladesh’s worst industrial disaster
A fellow garment worker stands at the site of the Rana Plaza building to mark the second anniversary of the buildings collapse, at Savar, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, 24 April 2015.
Two years on from the disaster, some workers have still not been accounted for
Cranes operated by Bangladeshi army personnel at the scene of the Rana Plaza disaster (29 April 2013)
Investigators described the factory as “a death trap”

Public Prosecutor Khandaker Abdul Mannan told the BBC that the government’s permission was required to include the names of officials in the list of those charge, which he described as “a long procedure”.

Mr Rana was arrested days after the disaster as he attempted to flee to India.

The building code violation charges allege that three extra stories were added to the factory.

The factory, in Savar, some 30km (20 miles) outside Dhaka, collapsed suddenly on 24 April 2013.

More than 2,500 people were rescued alive, some suffering from terrible injuries.

The disaster drew attention to the poor working conditions in Bangladesh’s garment industry, one of the world’s largest.

Bangladeshi factories provide cheap clothing for major Western retailers, which benefit from the country’s widespread low-cost labour.

Michael Jackson’s Son, Prince Jackson, Graduates From High School

Prince Jackson would make his father proud.

The oldest child of the late pop star Michael Jackson, he graduated from high school Saturday — with honors.

Prince Jackson’s aunt, La Toya Jackson, tweeted a photo of the two of them at the graduation ceremony at the private Buckley School in Sherman Oaks, California, writing, “So very proud of @princemjjjaxon,” she wrote. “YOU DID! And you did it with Honors!!! #buckleyclassof2015.”

Cousin Tito “TJ” Jackson, 36, who was made a co-guardian of Michael’s children in 2012, also posted a photo of him posing with the 18-year-old graduate and his diploma at the ceremony.

“Prince, you have grown into an incredibly special young man,” he wrote. “Words can’t express how proud I am of you. I will ALWAYS be here to support you wherever life takes you. I love you!”

Prince’s 17-year-old sister Paris Jackson was also spotted by Us Weekly giving her big brother a hug.

It hasn’t been easy for Jackson’s three kids, including 13-year-old Blanket Jackson, since their father died in June 2009.

They moved in with the singer’s mother, Katherine Jackson, now 85, but she temporarily lost guardianship amid a bitter family dispute over Michael Jackson’s estate in 2012. A judge then made TJ Jackson, the son of Michael’s brother Tito Jackson, a permanent co-guardian along with Katherine.

Though homeschooled when their father was alive, the two oldest children began attending Buckley school soon after moving into Katherine’s suburban Los Angeles home.

It’s the same school that their famous dad and other members of the Jackson clan attended.

At the time, family attorney Brian Oxman described Prince to ABC News as “a very powerful personality” who wanted to be around kids his own age.

“I get the sense that Prince really likes business. And he likes speaking,” he said in 2010.

Prince, who has had a guest role on the CW’s “90210” and been a special correspondent for “Entertainment Tonight,” told “ET” correspondent Brooke Anderson in 2013, “I’m looking to become well-rounded as a producer, director, screenwriter and actor.”