The 129th birth anniversary of Huseyn Shaheed Suhrawardy will be observed today across the country.
The great Bengali leader was born into a prominent Bengali Muslim family on September 8, 1892. His father Justice Sir Zahid Suhrawardy was a Judge of the Calcutta High Court.
In 1956, the Awami League formed an alliance with the Republican Party to lead a coalition government in Pakistan.
Suhrawardy became prime minister and pledged to resolve the energy crises, address economic disparities between East and West Pakistan, and strengthen the armed forces.