Liberation War Affairs Minister AKM Mozammel Haque on Sunday said that digital certificates and identity cards (IDs) will be handed over to all freedom fighters (FFs) within the next two months.
"The distribution of digital certificates and ID cards of the heroic freedom fighters is starting from today (SUnday). In the first phase, digital certificates and cards are being provided to 37,091 freedom fighters of 13 districts," he said.
The minister made the remarks at a press conference at the conference room of his ministry at the secretariat in the capital.
Acting Secretary of the ministry concerned Ranjit Kumar Das, senior officials of the ministry and freedom fighters were present on the occasion.
Mozammel further said in the first phase, certificates and ID cards of freedom fighters of Gopalganj, Kishoreganj, Madaripur, Magura, Jhenaidah, Jashore, Satkhira, Bagerhat, Sunamganj, Habiganj, Moulvibazar, Narail and Gazipur districts will be distributed.
He hoped that it would not take more than two months to distribute digital certificates and ID cards across the country.
Freedom fighters will get both certificates and ID cards, but only digital certificates will be given to freedom fighters who have already passed away, he added.
He said maximum security measures have been taken to prevent forging of digital certificates and ID cards.
"A total of 14 types of security measures have been taken in digital certificates while 12 types in digital ID cards," he said.