The museum named after Ziaur Rahman at the old circuit house in Chattogram will be removed and the building will be turned into a circuit house again, said State Minister for Information and Broadcasting Dr Md Murad Hasan on Monday.
"Ziaur Rahman (founder of BNP and a former military ruler) was an assassin, a Pakistani agent. No state-run museum can be named after Zia," said Dr Murad at a meeting with journalists at Chattogram Press Club.
Dr Murad said Chattogram Circuit House is a witness to the history and tradition of the Liberation War. Many Bengalis have been martyred in the torture cells of the Pakistani forces here.
This circuit house has witnessed many historical events. In the interest of preserving the history and heritage of the liberation war, there can be no museum in the name of the murderer of Bangabandhu with the government funding, he added.
Besides, the state minister talked about various problems, solutions and development programs of the government.
He said, "Media friendly Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is and will be by your side. She has donated Tk 10 crore to the Journalist Welfare Trust during her tenure."
"If a journalist needs medical treatment in the country or abroad and when a journalist's family is helpless, our PM stands by his/her side," he added.