Sultan Mohammed Zakaria | The Daily Star
  • Sultan Mohammed Zakaria

  • Protect human rights during the pandemic

    In a situation where the covid-19 virus has overwhelmed some of the world’s best resourced healthcare systems, Bangladesh—like other developing countries—must brace for the worst.
  • Sans civil and political rights, development is incomplete

    The traditional notion of development encompasses a set of economic development indices that can arguably create enabling conditions for the fulfilment of many economic and social rights.
  • Enforced Disappearance: Bangladesh’s Darkest Hours

    Michael Chakma, a youth leader of United People’s Democratic Front (UPDF) based in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, was forcibly disappeared in broad daylight from the outskirts of Dhaka on April 9 this year.
  • Where do we stand in democratic governance?

    This is a very interesting year for democratic governance in Bangladesh. The national parliamentary elections will be held at the end of 2018. The last national elections, in 2014, was mired in violence and was controversial in many sense.