In a historic turn of events, Major General Salahuddin Miazi, a revered figure amongst his comrades, coursemates, and the nation, has emerged triumphant in the Bangladesh General Election 2024, securing a coveted seat in the Parliament. This momentous victory not only marks a personal triumph for Major General Miazi but also symbolises a continuation of a legacy deeply rooted in the sacrifices and valour of his family during the Bangladesh Liberation War in 1971.
The newly elected Member of Parliament traces his lineage to a man of great significance in the annals of Bangladesh's history—his father, a victim of the heinous atrocities committed by the occupying Pakistani army during the liberation struggle. This illustrious father, who served as an MP in 1971 and 1973, played a crucial role in the fight for independence but unfortunately fell victim to the ruthless enemy. Major General Miazi now stands as a beacon, following in his father's footsteps, driven by an unwavering commitment to serve the nation.
Salahuddin's journey in the military has been remarkable, showcasing a track record that speaks volumes about his character and dedication to duty. As platoon and coursemates at the 8th Bangladesh Military Academy Long Course, we have witnessed firsthand the gentlemanly demeanour, humility, and generosity that define Major General Miazi.
His service to the nation extends beyond the battlefield, where he has proven himself as a man of honesty, resolve, and courage. Major General Miazi's years of service as the Military Secretary to the Iron Lady of Bangladesh, the Prime Minister, Honourable Sheikh Hasina, further attest to his impeccable repute and loyalty. During this tenure, he demonstrated his military prowess and ability to navigate the complexities of governance with humility and patriotism.
On behalf of the 8th Bangladesh Military Academy Long Course, Lieutenant (Retd) Imran Chowdhury expresses heartfelt congratulations to Major General Salahuddin Miazi on this well-deserved victory. We take pride in that one of our own, a distinguished coursemate and platoonmate, now assumes a pivotal role in shaping the future of our beloved nation.
Major General Miazi's election is not just a personal triumph but a testament to the trust and confidence that the people of Bangladesh have placed in his leadership. As we look forward to the next chapter in his illustrious career, we are confident that he will serve his constituents and the nation with the same patriotism, humility, and dedication that have defined his military service.
In conclusion, Major General Salahuddin Miazi's journey is a shining example of the indomitable spirit that defines the people of Bangladesh. We stand united in celebrating this momentous occasion, confident that our dear friend and coursemate will continue to contribute to the progress and prosperity of our nation.
Councillor Imran Ahmed Chowdhury,
Lieutenant ( Retired) Bangladesh Army
British Empire Medal (BEM)
West Northamptonshire Council