Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said she has been governing the country listening to her heart not paying heed to anyone's remarks and criticism such as talk shows or media reports, as her father has made the country independent.
"What I've learned from my parents, I utilize it for my work and see whether my countrymen get any benefit from it," she said during her valedictory speech at the 14th session of the 11th Jatiya Sangsad.
Speaker Dr Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury chaired the sitting.
In her valedictory speech, the Prime Minister also highlighted different development initiatives and their successful implementation in different fields such as health, education and other sectors.
Regarding the allegations of corruption in the Asrayan project, the Prime Minister said, "We've investigated it and seen corruption in nine places. And in 10/12 places where there was heavy rain, the houses were partly sliding due to the rain. But there were many more houses. I have pictures of every house."
She said a directive has been given to the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) to investigate and submit a report on who broke the house given as a gift of Mujib Year (Asrayan-2 project).
Responding to BNP's criticism of sending "Haribhanga Mangoes" to her Pakistani counterpart, she said, "Look, our foreign policy is friendship to all, malice to none."
"I have sent the mangoes not only to Pakistan but also to our neighboring countries like India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, and even the Middle East because our mango is very tasty," she said.
She continued that sending mangoes to neighbouring countries is not only a symbol of friendship but also marketing of the fruits and it is the reality.
Sheikh Hasina urged lawmakers to find out how many people were killed in each jail across the country during Ziaur Rahman's regime.
"You (MPs) should move forward to find out how many people were killed in jails, especially in Dhaka, Bogura, Rajshahi, Khulna, and Cumilla. Hundreds of people were hanged to death in each coup . . .," she said.
"Army officers, army soldiers, air force's 562 officers as well as soldiers and a number of people were killed . . . still there may be many people who become mentally imbalanced due to executing the order of hanging people each night," she said.
Sheikh Hasina said Zia and his allies had accommodated killers, terrorists, militants, war criminals, rapists . . . but the irony is that the issues of human rights, knowledge and rule of law have to be heard from them.
Mentioning that Zia introduced so-called multi-party democracy through "yes" or "no" vote in the election of 1977, she said "Actually, Zia destroyed elections and demolished people's trust on the vote." She also referred to the election of 1979 in Zia's regime where he showed how to manipulate elections and vote.
Reiterating that Zia was involved in the assassination of Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1975, the Prime Minister said there was no doubt that he was involved in the killing. "I wanted to accuse him. At that time, the Home Secretary was Rezaul Hayat and told me that dead people cannot be accused. But, I think the name should have been (mentioned as accused)."
Those, who helped occupying forces to commit arson attacks, murder and rape in this country, had been made ministers and advisors during the regime of Zia, the premier said, adding "He also rewarded the killers of Fathers of the Nation providing jobs in various embassies."
She continued saying that his wife Begum Khaleda Zia also made Colonel Rashid and Huda Members of Parliament and this is their character.
Referring to the issue of Zia's grave which is situated inside the parliament area, she said Farooq-Rashid himself in an interview with BBC confessed that Zia was involved in the conspiracy, which was also in the books of Anthony Mascarenhas and in the book of Lawrence Lifschult, hence the matter of Zia's involvement in the killing cannot be denied.
Premier said Zia's body was not found after the news of his death and that was why namaj-e-janaza was held in absentia, but a few days later a box was brought.
Pointing out to General Ershad, she said it was done on someone's advice and consequently, a box was arranged and displayed.
"Then the question came again and again in this Parliament that if the body was found, then why was there no picture of the body?" she said.
The Premier said Mir Shawkat (Mir Shawkat Ali Bir Uttam) identified the body. She told the Parliament that one day she asked him (Shawkat) to speak honestly about the body because she knew him as a freedom fighter, but he replied "where to find the body".
Sheikh Hasina said she even repeatedly asked General Ershad where did he find the body in the box, but he also replied that "Sister, where can I get the body?"
"So we've repeatedly asked what is being raised today and you (BNP leaders and activists) can see what the then BNP leaders had done," she said.
She mentioned that Aslam Beg, in his letter, said Zia did a good job and they (Pakistan) were happy with his work. He also asked Zia not to worry about his (Zia's) wife and sons. Aslam also assured that Zia would be given more tasks in the future, she said.
The Premier said she also has a copy of the letter. She would bring it to read out in Parliament another day and it should be kept there as a record in the proceedings of parliament.