Daily Observer


Newspaper Type: Daily newspaper

Format: Broadsheet

Owner(s): Observer Ltd.

Founded: 1949

Editor/Publisher: Iqbal Sobhan Chowdhury

Language: English

Headquarters: Aziz Bhaban (2nd floor), 93, Motijheel C/A, Dhaka-1000, Bangladesh

Phone No: +88 02 9586651-58

Email Adress: info@dailyobserverbd.com

Website: http://www.observerbd.com/

The Daily Observer is the oldest and continuously published English daily newspaper in Bangladesh. It founded by Hamidul Huq Choudhury in 1949. It published by the editor on behalf of the Observer Ltd. Since its inception as the Pakistan Observer it consistently followed an independent editorial policy. It was the most influential national newspaper at that time.


For its investigative journalism with the transparent reportage quality Daily Observer gets reader from all over the world. The old name of The Bangladesh Observer was Pakistan Observer. It was blacklisted military government of General Ayub Khan In the early 1960s because of its support East Pakistan and stand against of West Pakistan. Hamidul Huq Choudhury was also arrested at this time by the Pakistan Government. In1971 after creation of Bangladesh The Pakistan Observer was renamed The Bangladesh Observer. In 1972 Bangladesh government has taken the control of the management of The Bangladesh Observer from Pakistan government.

The military government General Hussain Mohammed Ershad restored the newspaper to its original owner Hamidul Huq Choudhury in 1984. Mohammad Shehabullah served as the newspaper’s first editor from 1949 to 1972 but Shehabullah was succeeded by authority of Daily Observer. After that The Bangladesh Observer announced that it had ceased publication in June 2010.

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