The daily Ittefaq is celebrating its 70th anniversary today (December 24). On this day in 1953, Ittefaq started its journey as a national daily and the first issue of the daily was published in the early hours of 25th December.
Earlier, it was published on a weekly basis from August 15, 1949. At that time the editor of the newspaper was Tofazzal Hossain Manik Miah, the publisher was Yar Mohammad Khan and the founder president was Abdul Hamid Khan Bhasani.
The newspaper has joined in the nation's struggle for democracy and established itself as the mouthpiece of the people. It led the way for quality journalism and continues to do so to this day.
Since its inception, the newspaper has gone through various changes, in line with the frenetic pace of development experienced by the country and the world over the past 70 years.