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She was born to Sheikh Hasina, the present Prime Minister of Bangladesh, and M. A. Wazed Miah, a nuclear scientist. [119], On 24 January 2017, in a speech in parliament, Prime Minister Hasina blamed Muhammad Yunus for the World Bank's pulling out of the project. Join Facebook to connect with Sheikh Hasina and others you may know. Begum Mujib and Sheikh Mujib were paternal first-cousins as their fathers were brothers. Sheikh Hasina was born into a Sunni, Islamic Family to Sheikh Mujibur Rahmanand Sheikh Fazilatunnesa Mujib. [8] She has also made a list of "top 100 Global Thinkers" of the present decade. UNESCO Peace Tree award for her commitment to women's empowerment and girl's education in 2014. [27] Hasina's decision to take part in the election had been criticised by her opponents, since the election was held under martial law, and the other main opposition group boycotted the poll. [1] Her husband died on 9 May 2009. 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Bagging only eight seats, the party and its Jatiya Oikya Front alliance have been marginalized to the weakest opposition ever, since Bangladesh's post-Ershad democratic restoration in 1991. [102][103] People participated in the poll and other parties participated." The countries political affairs were so unstable that in 1971 Bangladesh separated completely from Pakistan, an event in which her father played an integral role. [88] She has been "credited internationally" for the achievement of some of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Later in the month, President Iajuddin Ahmed was compelled to impose a state of emergency and thus Lt General Moeen Uddin Ahmed took over the Government. [93], Sheikh Hasina secured a third successive term in office with her ruling Awami League and its Grand Alliance partners, winning the 11th general election by a landslide. [72][73] Syed Modasser Ali, her personal physician, threatened to sue the caretaker Government over negligence regarding Hasina's treatment during her detention. She won a fourth term in December 2018, following an election marred with violence and criticised by the Opposition as being rigged. [58], On 16 July 2007, Hasina was arrested by police at her home and taken before a local court in Dhaka. She inherited politics from her family. The 30 June 1996 Bangladeshi general elections were held under a neutral caretaker government headed by retired Chief Justice Muhammad Habibur Rahman. [66], On 30 July 2007, the Dhaka High Court suspended Hasina's extortion trial and ordered her release on bail. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina will address the nation this evening, marking the second anniversary of her current government formed through the December 30, 2018 general election. Photo: Paul Davey/Alamy Live News At 73, Sheikh Hasina may have many years still to go as the leader of the Awami League, a position she has already held close to 40 years — but the question of who will replace her (whenever that may be) remains a matter of public importance in Bangladesh. [106][107], In March 2017, Bangladesh's first two submarines were commissioned. [32], Opposition parties launched an unprecedented campaign, calling strikes for weeks on end. Hasina was the eldest of the five children. On 10 October 2018, a special court gave verdicts in two cases filed over the incident; the court ruled that it was a well-orchestrated plan, executed through abuse of state power, and all the accused, including BNP Senior vice-chairman Tarique Rahman (in absentia) and former top intelligence officials, were found guilty. I am very happy about it. [15] She is the aunt of British MP Tulip Siddiq. Her second child Saima Wazed Hussain was born on December 9, 1972. [115], As a result of the allegations, The World Bank pulled out of a project to build Bangladesh's largest bridge, citing corruption concerns, cancelling $1.2bn (£764m) credit for the 6 km-long (four miles) road-rail bridge over the Padma River. This was heavily criticized both domestically and internationally for suppressing peoples freedom of speech as well as undermining press freedom in Bangladesh. Agent of Change Award by Global Partnership Forum. This is how a Baghdadi family evolved from preaching, to merchanting, to politics. On 11 April 2007, the police filed murder charges against Hasina, alleging that she masterminded the killing in October 2006 of four supporters of a rival political party. These arrests of the political leaders were widely seen as a move by the military-backed interim Government to force Hasina and Zia out of the country and into political exile. [33][34], The new Parliament, composed mostly of BNP members, amended the constitution to create provisions for a caretaker government (CTG). Sheikh Hasina Wazed and her family have played a nominal role in the politics of Bangladesh. Her brother is Sajeeb Wazed Joy. [80] After being Prime Minister, Hasina reneged on her agreement with the Jatiya Party to make Ershad, its leader, the President. She told reporters that the Government should not have delayed her return. Fakhruddin Ahmed became the chief advisor with the support of the Bangladesh Army. [65] Hasina was visiting the United States at the time. Sheikh Hasina is a Bangladeshi politician. She has said in many interviews that she had grown up living in fear due to her father’s political works. [123][124][125][126][127], Hasina married M. A. Wazed Miah in 1968. [89] In 2012 a coup attempt against her by mid ranking army officers was stopped, with the Bangladesh Army being tipped off by an Indian intelligence agency. Explore Sheikh Hasina's biography, personal life, family and real age. She had 3 brothers (Sheikh Kamal, Sheikh Jamal and Sheikh Rasel) and 1 sister (Sheikh Rehana). She graduated from Barry University. Sheikh Hasina’s father ‘Sheikh Mujibur Rahman’ was the first President of Bangladesh (1971). Sheikh Sayera Khatun and her husband were paternal first-cousins as their fathers were brothers. His son was Sheikh Qudratullah who had three sons: Sheikh Abdul Majid, Sheikh Abdul Hamid, and Sheikh Abdul Rashid. The Sheikh–Wazed family (Bengali: শেখ–ওয়াজেদ পরিবার) is a prominent Bangladeshi political dynasty, which primarily consists of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, Sheikh Hasina and her descendants. Hasina is the daughter of Bangladesh's first President Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the eldest of his five children. [40] Shah A M S Kibria, Hasina's former finance minister, was also killed that year (2004) in a grenade attack in Sylhet. Wazed Miah, an eminent Bengali scientist. 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