Dieser ist der erste gewesen, der von dem unabhängigen Bangladesh über Radio gesprochen habe. Wikipedia sagt das gleiche. Hasinas Awamiliga bestreitet es.
On the night of 25 March 1971, when the West Pakistani Army started a genocide against the Bengalis of East Pakistan, Major Zia revolted and announced this in front of the soldiers of his regiment. On 2 March, Major Zia's unit (2/5 East Bengal Regiment) took control of the Kalurghat radio station in Chittagong and declared independence of Bangladesh. On the circumstances, he declared himself as the provisional president of Bangladesh & supreme commander of Bangladesh Liberation Army. After the declaration of independence of Bangladesh, when the Liberation War of Bangladesh started, Ziaur Rahman served as the commander of sector no. 1 for a short while and then sector 11 and commanded the 'Z' force against the Pakistan Army. Recognized as a war hero in Bangladesh, the government of Bangladesh honored him with the second highest gallantry award Bir Uttom in 1972. A high-ranking accomplished officer in the Bangladesh Army, Zia was appointed chief of army staff in course of dramatic events that evolved following the assassination of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1975