Weekly Holiday

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The Weekly Holiday
Type Weekly
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Holiday Publications Limited
Publisher Holiday Publications Limited
Editor Sayed Kamaluddin
Founded 1 August 1965
Language English
Headquarters 30, Tejgaon Industrial Area, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Official website www.weeklyholiday.net

The Weekly Holiday is an independent English-language newsweekly in Bangladesh, published on every Friday weekend. Founded by the late eminent journalist Enayetullah Khan in 1965, it was one of the most influential newspapers in East Pakistan and was known for its outspoken stance against successive Pakistani regimes.[1][2] In newly independent Bangladesh, it was a staunch critic of the government of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman and was briefly banned in 1975.[3] Since the 1990s, however, the paper has seen a significant decline in circulation. It enjoys close ties with the Bangladesh Nationalist Party.[1]


  1. ^ a b The Holiday, Banglapedia: The national encyclopedia of Bangladesh; Retrieved: 2007-09-09
  2. ^ Lawrence Lifschultz, Bangladesh, the unfinished revolution, pages 39, 66, 151, Zed Press, 1979, ISBN 978-0-905762-07-4
  3. ^ Hemen Ray, The enduring friendship: Soviet-Indian relations in Mrs. Gandhi's days, page 83, Abhinav Publications, 1989, ISBN 81-7017-249-7