Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina
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Bangladeshi PM: Democracy needed to develop country

Bangladesh recently celebrated its 40th anniversary of independence from Pakistan.

Hundreds of thousands of people died when West Pakistan sent in its army to stop East Pakistan from becoming an independent country in 1971.

The Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina spoke exclusively to the BBC's Ethirajan Anbarasan in Dhaka on challenges facing the country.

  • 05 Jan 2012
  • From the section Asia